Thanks for the Nomination!

Full Cover 1I want to thank the Veer Awards nominating panel for once again recognizing Hunter At Sunrise with a nomination for a local music award. Every year of the awards, we have been nominated which I think speaks to our ongoing dedication to the local music scene. Hunter At Sunrise will continue to present quality local music and local live acoustic sessions as part of its programming. It's been a tradition of the show since the program was Sunrise on Sunday on Bob FM and Sunrise on the Coast. Congratulations to all those nominated! I hope you too will support local music and vote in the VEER Music Awards. Here's a link to the ballot...The VEER Music Awards Ballot

We are back to live shows this weekend as The People Collection visits Hunter At Sunrise

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James Wright has visited our show before but now he is returning with his band, the People Collection.  Yes, James will be accompanied by bandmates, Joshua Hensley on bass and Corey Pavlosky on percussion,  for the first time on the show. In late 2016, The People Collection was formed.  With James's acoustic songwriting at the core, Joshua and Corey brought a bigger sound to his music and transformed it into something unique and different.   They are currently in the recording process with Echodog Studios in Richmond and planning to release their debut album this year.  For more about the People Collection, click HERE. 

It's Still The New Year And Our Guest is Still a New Artist..James Wright Pays His First Visit to Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

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Thanks to the snow, we still haven't done our first show of 2017. What better way to start the New Year but with a singer/songwriter who is new to our show.  James Wright pays his first visit to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday Morning.  James, who lives in Tabb, heads a band called the People Collection that is relatively new on the Hampton Roads music scene.  In addition to this special acoustic session, we will be playing music we missed in 2016 as well as notable discs we did play.  Hope you can join us this Sunday for the first live show of Hunter At Sunrise in 2017. 

Happy New Year from Hunter At Sunrise...Here is Our List of Notable Albums from 2016

40 Albums of Note As Aired on Hunter At Sunrise in 2016
(In No Particular Order)

  1. Vance Joy- The Wild Swan
  2. Cyrille Aim'ee- Let's Get Lost
  3. Luther Dickinson- Blues and Ballads
  4. Aoife O'Donovan- In the Magic Hour
  5. Gavin James- Bitter Pill
  6. Bonnie Raitt- Dig Down Deep
  7. Dylan LeBlanc- Cautionary Tale
  8. Van Morrison- Keep Me Singing
  9. Passenger- Young As the Morning, Old as the Sea
  10. Billie Marten- Writing of Blues and Yellows
  11. Brett Dennen- Por Favor
  12. The Avett Brothers- True Sadness
  13. Sarah Jarosz- Undercurrent
  14. Dustin Tebbutt- 1st Light
  15. Sara Watkins- Young in All the Wrong Ways
  16. Lisa Hannigan- At Swim
  17. Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop- Love Letter For Fire
  18. Joshua Hyslop- In Deepest Blue
  19. Sean Watkins- What To Fear
  20. Tall Heights- Neptune
  21. Norah Jones- Day Breaks
  22. Mandolin Orange- Blindfaller
  23. Elephant Revival- Petals
  24. The Lumineers- Cleopatra
  25. Liz Longley- Weightless
  26. Dustin Furlow- The Sound You Call Home
  27. Mary Chapin Carpenter- The Things that We are Made of
  28. Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore- Daughters
  29. Shannon LaBrie- War and Peace
  30. Amos Lee- Spirit
  31. Ray LaMontagne- Ouroboros
  32. Blind Pilot – And Then Like Lions
  33. The Jayhawks- Paging Mr. Proust
  34. M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio- The Flood
  35. Teddy Thompson and Kelly Johnson- Little Windows
  36. The Pines- Above the Prairie
  37. Sierra Hull- Weighted Mind
  38. Madeleine Peyroux- Secular Hymns
  39. Hiss Golden Messenger- Heart like a River
  40. Emma Louise- Supercry

Singer/Songwriter/Actor Chris Van Cleave Makes His First Visit to Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

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Chris Van Cleave is taking a quick break from his role as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Sandler Center in Va. Beach to visit Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning.  A longtime singer/songwriter with several records to his credit,  Van Cleave will not only play on Hunter At Sunrise but will also perform at the Five Points Community Farm Market right after the show at noon.  We hope you will join us this Sunday as Chris Van Cleave performs live on Hunter At Sunrise.  For more about Chris Van Cleave, click HERE. 

Recording Artists Catie Curtis and Maia Sharp Return to Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

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Hunter at Sunrise welcomes, not one, but two incredible singer/songwriters to the program this Sunday morning.  National recording artists, Catie Curtis and Maia Sharp, will be our guests for what promises to be a fantastic acoustic session. Both have several cool solo CDs to their credit and both have been on Hunter at Sunrise before, just never together. So we hope you will join us for this very special acoustic session with Catie Curtis and Maia Sharp this Sunday.  For more about Catie Curtis, click HERE and for more about Maia Sharp, click HERE. 

Hunter At Sunrise says Happy New Year with Recording Artists Maia Sharp and Catie Curtis

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Yes, we are taking just one more holiday off this Sunday.  We'll be settling into 2017 though with our show that featured national recording artists, Catie Curtis and Maia Sharp. We will return to live shows on Jan. 8th with a program featuring the songs we didn't play in 2016. Hope you and yours have a very Happy and Safe New Year.   For more about Catie Curtis, click HERE and for more about Maia Sharp, click HERE. 

Mike Lawson Has A New Album And an Acoustic Session on Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

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Fresh off the release of his new album, Lie Here With Me...Mike Lawson has a date with Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning.  Originally from New York and now residing in Norfolk, Mike has been a finalist in the Sea Level Emerging Artist Contest as well as a very active singer/songwriter here in the area.  His new CD is out on Nov. 4th and we are happy he has chosen Hunter At Sunrise as the place to debut some of his new songs. Hope you can tune in this Sunday.  For more about Mike Lawson, click HERE. 

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