Green Kill Live Stream, November 20, 8 PM
Green Kill Live Stream presents Open Book on Friday, November 20, 8 PM on Youtube.
Green Kill Live Stream presents Open Book ( Michele and Rick Gedney) on Friday, November 20, 8 PM on Youtube.
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Michele and Rick Gedney
Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo, Open Book, have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars. They have released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim.
They are currently in the studio working on their fourth album.
In addition to touring and recording, Michele and Rick are honored to work as teachers at Dar Williams’ ‘Writing a Song That Matters’ retreat, heading into its ninth season at The Garrison Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Open Book has shared the stage and recorded with many notable musicians including Buddy and Julie Miller, Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Freedy Johnson, John Sebastian, Livingston Taylor, Martin Sexton, Sloane Wainwright, and many others.
Robert Burke Warren, Chronogram Magazine:
“In pop music, stealth and restraint often go unheralded, yet these qualities are every bit as important as flash and dazzle; subtlety, in the right hands, can pack as much punch as obviousness. Husband-and-wife duo
Michele and Rick Gedney, aka Open Book, know all of this, and their third CD, Grateful, exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.”
Jim Motavalli, WPKN Radio:
"Open Book's songs build on Rick and Michele's beautiful and entwining harmonies, achieving an incantatory power."
Sam Tallerico, WVKR Radio:
“Blown away by the HARMONIES! People, they're exquisite. Live, their vocals are really front and center.
Michele's pristine tone, at times reminiscent of Shawn Colvin's, just soars and Rick's voice complements hers beautifully.”
John Hammel, Homegrown Radio:
"Open Book is an amalgam of folk inflected styles with tunes that concern themselves with love and loss, their music crosses into the urban landscape as easily as it inhabits and embraces its rural roots.
The duo’s harmonies are sublime and tastefully evocative; their music is amply fulfilling and incorporate sounds that travel far outside the standard instrumentation of the base genre to incorporate sounds from the city and world.”
Mike Jurkovic, Chronogram Magazine:
"Intelligent and astute songwriting that fully realizes that whatever the two songwriters are living through, most of their audience has also experienced."
Paul Castle, Across the Pond, UK:
“Every track has something that moves me.”