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The Hungry Monks

Rank #6 US Charleston, SC Folk / Americana / Celtic


Label: Hungry Monk Recordings

Manager: Hungry Monk Music

Bio: The Hungry Monks are Hazel Ketchum on guitar, banjo, and vocals, and John Holenko on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, with an assorted cast of characters playing fiddles, harmonica, flute, bass, drums, and whatever else is needed. The Hungry Monks are an eclectic, acoustic group performing tradition... See Full Bio

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““The Hungry Monks have obviously embraced the art of song craft. They have a knack for composing fine melodies, clever arrangements, and smart lyrical twists. Traditional song structure is something they both respect and tease. Holenko's technique on guitar and mandolin is so smooth, it makes his sophisticated melodies and hooks seem simple. Ketchum's vocal range is almost as impressive as her expressive delivery.””
—  Ballard Lesseman, The Charleston City Paper
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  • Fri

    Aug 22

    Charleston, SC, US | 4:00pm

    Charleston, SC, US
    Fri Aug 22 4:00pm


    This is a meet-up before the RatDog/Chris Robinson show at the North Charleston PAC. We'll do an acoustic duo from 4pm to 6pm and then get the whole band up and running.

  • Sat

    Aug 2

    Charleston, SC, US | 6:00pm

    Charleston, SC, US
    Sat Aug 02 6:00pm


    Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash! The Monks will be doing their JGB show.

  • Wed

    Jul 30

    Awendaw, SC, US | 6:00pm

    Awendaw, SC, US
    Wed Jul 30 6:00pm


    6pm Danielle Howle http://www.daniellehowle.com/fr_about.cfm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs4V3BVh6VY#t=1 Mike Amason http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=573459 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXVGVDZIgos Ginger Winn http://www.gingerwinn.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbQnO2HsXFo Kaleigh Baker http://www.reverbnation.com/kaleighbaker http://youtu.be/mDymieLY7A0 Quinn DeVeaux www.quinndeveaux.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLCHeTf5mys&list=PL85Emw14oLZwQffkVqpFjEbWUZ19NdpAH&feature=share Eric Sommer http://www.ericsommer.com http://vimeo.com/82039999 8:45pm Adron http://adron.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5RcUH_Sx08 9:30pm Andy Vaughan And The Driveline http://www.andyvaughanmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQKJG-u28I $5 donation at door, BYOB, pets on a leash, all ages, Wood Fired pizza, full grill

  • Sat

    Jul 12

    Charleston, SC, US | 8:00pm

    Charleston, SC, US
    Sat Jul 12 8:00pm


    The Roots Grass Gathering! A whole day of roots Americana. We are thrilled to be opening for our friend Dom Flemons, formerly of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

  • Sat

    Jul 5

    Charleston, SC, US | 4:00pm

    Charleston, SC, US
    Sat Jul 05 4:00pm


    Acoustic Americana Monks.

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  • Frownz (Artist) Frownz
    Just swinging by to show some love, good vibes as always..would be great if you could take a look at my brand new music video 'Alive or Dead' which tributes my former lab...
  • mike sanders (Artist) mike sanders
  • RT Carter (Artist) RT Carter
    I hope when I grow up i can play the swinging type of music you play...Great stuff, thanks
    Swingin' tunage !!! Peace, LCB/jeffrey
  • ian paulin (Artist) ian paulin
    A lucky find, i had a great time sharing in your journey, thank you and g'day from tasmania Oz :).
  • Mitch Marcoulier (Artist) Mitch Marcoulier
    Dig'n The Hungry Monks! Really enjoyed White Cadillac! Great musicianship and vocals! Well done! Mitch
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Q: Do you still play contra-dances, and do you tour or travel? (Specifically, Cincinnati?)
A: Yes, we do play contra dances and we do travel. What do you have in mind?

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