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The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi) are seekers and singers of old songs, tireless multi-instrumentalists, and a driving force of traditional folk music in Rhode Island. The duo is known to instigate singing and music-making at any opportunity and they delight in the community that forms around local music events. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices accompanied by fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters present an exciting and eclectic repertoire of traditional folk songs, driving dance tunes, percussive footwork and other musical varia. Their songs are primarily gleaned from American and British traditions, although their continuing research into old local music has yielded an ever-increasing focus on songs and tunes from their home state.
Armand and Benedict are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation and they treat the music as a communal good more than a profession. Their genuine affinity for traditional folk music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. They sing songs and play tunes the way they like to with no concern for aesthetic definition or cultural fusion. Whether in a lamp-lit living room, on a festival stage, or at a Rhode Island pub sing, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.
VOX /väks/ noun [Latin] voice, vocals
HUNTER /ˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts/searches for something
FOX HUNTER /fäksˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts for foxes
VOX HUNTER /väksˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts for voices, vocals, singing, songs
...PUN /pən/ noun [English] a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings