October 24th @ 2:00 PM: Folk duo Open Book will perform live and in person as part of the Library’s Ridgefield Folk concert series.
Rick and Michele Gedney – known as Open Book – have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars. They are currently in the studio working on their fourth album. In addition to writing, touring, and recording, Michele and Rick are honored to work as teachers at Dar Williams’ “Writing a Song That Matters” retreat, heading into its 10th season in New York’s Hudson Valley. Open Book has shared the stage and recorded with many notable musicians including Buddy and Julie Miller, Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Freedy Johnston, John Sebastian, Livingston Taylor, Martin Sexton, and Sloane Wainwright. Open Book was the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Their song ‘Go’ has been released by Cry Cry Cry (Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell) on their 2020 album, Live at the Freight”.
Ridgefield Folk is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.