Hunter At Sunrise is Happy to Welcome Back Kevin Blatnik with Mike Glass This Sunday Morning

kevin blatnik and Mike Glass
Kevin Blatnik returns to our program Sunday and he is bringing along longtime friend Michael Glass for a live acoustic session. If you frequent venues on the Peninsula, you have probably seen them together playing both original and cover tunes. Kevin, who works at the Newport News Shipyard, has honed his skills performing at many of the open mikes in the area. Joining him on just about every occasion, is Michael Glass, formerly of the band the Delvers and a veteran music teacher.  Hope you can join us for this very special acoustic session this Sunday morning. 

Hunter At Sunrise Goes On The Road To Showcase 3 Of the Area's Greatest Artists This Sunday

Yay usYes, Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 2017, will go down as a one of the great dates in local music history as three of the finest singer/songwriters in the area performed for a very cool audience at the Steel Pier Cafe in Va. Beach.  Lewis McGehee, Chuck Larson and Karl Werne had never been on the same stage together, yet there they were to share their music and we were right there with them.  In addition to a rousing in the round show that we were able to show live on Facebook, we also were able to sit down with all three for a memorable acoustic session.  We will play that back for you this Sunday morning.  Hope you can join us for this very special Hunter At Sunrise this weekend. 

Long Time Hampton Roads Singer-Songwriter Amy Ferebee Returns to Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

amy ferebee
For many years, Amy Ferebee has been a steady force in the Hampton Roads Singer-Songwriter scene. She's been a longtime supporter of acoustic music here in the area and an educator in the field of music.   Now she is being recognized for her contributions and work as she takes center stage Feb. 2nd at the Zeiders American Dream Theatre,  where she will be featured in the Songwriters Live at the Z! series. It has been a good while since Amy has been on Hunter At Sunrise and it will certainly be good to have her back on the show again this Sunday morning...for more about Amy Ferebee, click HERE. 

Logan Vath Returns to Hunter At Sunrise

logan Vath 5
When last we talked with Logan Vath, he was leaving town for good headed to Colorado. But now he is back for a visit and he will be our guest on Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday. He has been touring behind his 2016 release In the Presence of the Kingdom  and has been featured on an album honoring veterans.  We have a lot of catching up to do. We hope you will join us for this special acoustic session this Sunday morning with Logan Vath. For more about Logan Vath, click HEAR. 

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

People Collection
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

james wright
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

Chris Van Cleave
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. 

More Articles ...