Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband-and-wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.
Based in South Carolina, Friction Farm first came together in 1998 and combines the talents of two songwriters: lead vocalist and bassist Christine Stay and guitarist Aidan Quinn. Central to the group's music is Christine's powerful voice and their gorgeous harmony singing. They have been the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist. Friction Farm's live performance is full of funny and poignant stories, spontaneous diversions, audience participation, good music, and lots of fun!
A Musical Tribute
This concert is held in tribute to local musician Robert Bobby of the Robert Bobby duo. Robert was diagnosed with brain cancer this past January. Through this concert the folk community honors his strength and courage.
These two husband-and-wife duos have been musical friends since meeting at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. They share a love of self-penned lyrics and powerful storytelling songs.
The Robert Bobby Duo
Making a special appearance for this concert is The Robert Bobby Duo, a perfect blend of folk, singer-songwriter, Americana and blues. Robert, who writes the songs for the group, became hooked on folk music when his brother turned him on to Bob Dylan's Free Wheeling album in his early teens. He has been a staple of the Central Pennsylvania music scene since his days as lead singer for The Speedboys, and has been favorably reviewed by music critics in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Sing Out! and numerous other publications. Mrs. Bobby, who learned to play bass because she figured "it was the best way to keep an eye on Mr. Bobby," occasionally adds background vocals.