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The Hungry Monks

The Hungry Monks

Folk / Americana / Celtic Charleston, SC  US
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Hungry Monks cover Promised Land


  • Sat

    Aug 1

    Charleston, SC, US | 2:00pm

    Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration! Deer Creek 2:30pm-5:30pm, and then the Hungry Monks! Free Jerry Music. Continue the fun inside for only $10. The Reckoning performs The Grateful Dead at The Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ.

  • 2014

    Nov 21

    North Charleston, SC, US | 7:00pm

    Old Time fiddle tunes, swinging dance tunes, and Grateful Dead grooves.

  • 2014

    Oct 11

    Savannah, GA, US | 7:00pm

    It's the 25th Annual Savannah Folk Festival Saturday Night Old Time Contra Dance! We'll be swinging', so you be swinging'!

  • 2014

    Oct 3

    Charleston, SC, US | 6:00pm

    The Hungry Monks mix it up with Traditional Folk, Original tunes, and the odd Grateful Dead tune.

  • 2014

    Sep 26

    Charleston, SC, US | 6:00pm

    The Hungry Monks do their thing! Which is trad/folk/Americana acoustic groove music.


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  • BOXCAR MOTEL (Artist)
    Love your music,right down Boxcar Motel's ally!
  • Frownz (Artist)
    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 label boss/friend the late Amy Winehouse:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HrUJcA3wbs
  • 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
  • LOST CITY BAND (Artist)
    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 :).


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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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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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