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The 2016-2017 Concert Series presents...

Robert Bobby Duo
and Friction Farm

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Workshop: Family Stories into Songs 4:30-6 pm
Potluck 6:00 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
at Fort Hunter

These two husband-and-wife duos come together to share a love of the self-penned song, quirky lyrics and powerful storytelling songs.

Robert Bobby Duo Friction Farm

These two husband-and-wife duos come together to share a love of the self-penned song, quirky lyrics and powerful storytelling songs. Singing both separately and together, they will wow audiences with their carefully constructed songs and charm on stage.

These two couples have been musical friends since meeting at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate for this SFMS songwriting workshop and concert!

The Robert Bobby Duo

Featuring Robert Bobby on guitar & lead vocals and Mrs. Bobby on bass, The Robert Bobby Duo is 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.

"[Robert Bobby] knows how to effortlessly build a bridge between a laugh and a tear."Benny Metton, Alt-Country Belgium

Friction Farm

The South Carolina group Friction Farm first came together in 1998 and combines the talents of two songwriters: lead vocalist and bassist Christine Stay and guitarist Aidan Quinn. The band is known for combining storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and keen observations. 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!

"Christine and Aidan show a comfort and chemistry in working together that shines through in their performances."WAMC Public Radio

Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Directions & Venue Info

Workshop: Family Stories into Songs 4:30-6pm

During this 90-minute workshop, participants can get an idea of how their family stories and history can inspire lyrics for a song. Come prepared with a story to share! Appropriate for ages 10 to adult.


  • Reserve your spot

    by calling 717-319-8409.

Potluck 6:00pm

Join us for a potluck supper before the concert. Bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided. Free, of course!

Concert: 7:30pm

  • $22 General Admission

  • $18 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3 to 22
  • $25 maximum per family

    — parent(s) with child(ren) age 22 or under
  • Advance Tickets



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Funding Acknowledgments

logos: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Cultural Alliance of York County, Cultural Enrichment Fund

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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