About us

Hailing from the great state of Rhode Island, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.

Their three mantras are: “Sing Local”, “Sing Often”, and “Roger Williams for President”.

 

VOX /väks/ noun [Latin] voice, vocals
HUNTER /ˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts/searches for something
FOX HUNTER /fäksˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts for foxes
VOX HUNTER /väksˈhən(t)ər/ noun a person or animal that hunts for voices, vocals, singing, songs
...PUN /pən/ noun [English] a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings

   



Selected Gigography

2020
BCMFest - Cambridge, MA
The Sounding Board - West Hartford, CT

2019
2nd Annual NYE Folkstravaganza - Warren, RI
Blackstone River Theatre - Cumberland, RI
Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival - Cumberland, RI
Branford Folk Music Society - Branford, CT
Celtic Crossroads - Hawich, MA
Fiddle n Folk Fest - Barrington, RI
Friday Night Folk - New London, CT
In Praise of Christmas - Vorheesville, NY
NEFFA - Mansfield, MA
Old Songs Festival - Altamont, NY
Pinewoods Camp / American Week - Plymouth, MA
Pinewoods Camp / TradMaD - Plymouth, MA
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Portsmouth, NH
Prospect Terrace Redidication - Providence, RI
Redwood Library and Athenaeum - Newport, RI

2018
ARISIA - Boston, MA
In Praise of Christmas - Vorheesville, NY
Mystic Sea Music Festival - Mystic, CT
NEFFA - Mansfield, MA
NYE Folkstravaganza - Warren, RI
Old Songs Festival - Altamont, NY 
Swing into Summer / Pinewoods Camp - Plymouth, MA
TradMaD / Pinewoods Camp - Plymouth, MA

2017
Fox Point Folk Festival - Providence, RI
Mystic Sea Music Festival - Mystic, CT
NEFFA - Mansfield, MA
Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival - Brattleboro, VT
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Portsmouth, NH
Swing into Summer / Pinewoods Camp - Plymouth, MA
Woods Hole Folk Music Society - Woods Hole, MA

2016
BCMFest - Cambridge, MA
Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival - Brattleboro, VT
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Portsmouth, NH
 
2015
"Little "Gifts" by Kieran Jordan - Cambridge, MA
Youth Traditional Song and Tune Showcase / FSSGB - Watertown, MA