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Farmington Library (Main Branch), 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist Grayson Hugh, along with his wife and harmony singer Polly Messer, will be doing a concert at Farmington Library (Main Branch) on Saturday January 13, 2024 at 2pm!

You don't want to miss this chance to see these world class artists performing in this intimate setting - just two singers and a grand piano. Grayson Hugh is known for his global radio hits (“Talk It Over”, “Bring It All Back”, “Soul Cat Girl”) and for his songs featured in films “Thelma and Louise” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”. They will also be performing songs from Hugh's acclaimed 2010 release “An American Record” and from "Back To The Soul", which was in the running for a 2015 Grammy in the Best Americana Album category.

Hugh's music has been called “a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country" (Stone Phillips, The Today Show) and Pulitzer prize-winning Miami Herald journalist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. was moved to write "And his lyrics! If you love words, if you’re one of those people for whom heaven is a rainy day and a good book, then know this: Hugh doesn’t write words — he writes pictures. Like his song "Forever Yours, Forever Mine", which speaks of “steep September daylight when the shadows fall at four” and “eyes just staring down the college street strewn with the paper of sycamore leaves.” Or his song "Road To Freedom", which offers a breathtaking view — “over the tops of mountains, over the western snow, watching the river wander, just a vein of silver far below” — and adds a hard observation certain to strike a chord with any Native American or African American — “They take away your money, and they take away your name, and they take the ground that you’re standing on but never, ever take the blame.” Have I heard any newcomer in the last decade that excites me as much as this guy? No.” - Leonard Pitts. Jr.. Miami Herald, Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, October 19, 1992

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so arrive early. This concert is made possible by The Friends of The Farmington Libraries.