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 their interweaving guitars. Open Book has released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim. Open Book is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Michele and Rick work as facilitators at Dar Williams ‘Writing a Song That Matters’ retreat, which is going into its sixth season at the Garrison Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley.