The Hunts take Time from Their Busy Schedule to Visit Hunter At Sunrise for the First Time

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After much schedule shuffling and emailing back and forth, The Hunts make their first visit to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning. The Hunts are an indie-folk band from southern Chesapeake.  They are  seven brothers and sisters who,  with their latest record We Were Young,  have put the world on notice that they are a musical force to be reckoned with.  The record has 10 original songs that attest to the band's Huntscollaborative writing, composing and musical skills.  It's also produced by 13 time Grammy nominee Mark Carman in a Nashville recording session that lasted 4 days.

Hope you will join us this Sunday as we talk to the Hunts about their new album, their music camps, and their recent trip to Haiti. For more about the Hunts, click HERE. To see where we did our acoustic session click the picture. 

Singer/Songwriter, Shane Cooley, returns to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday

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Yes, you've seen him on the cover of VEER Magazine or maybe playing someplace in town...now you'll hear Shane Cooley's return to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning.  After his first time on Sunrise when he was just 17, Shane has been on a tear, recording several EPs and albums.  His latest disc is When It Rains, It Pours,  released last November. Yes, Shane has been on our show several times over the years and it will be nice to catch up with what he is doing. Join us this Sunday morning for a live acoustic session with Shane Cooley.  For more about Shane Cooley, click HERE. 

Longtime Outer Banks Bluesman, Mojo Collins, Visits Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday for an Acoustic Session

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Tune in this Sunday morning to hear about the life and times of Mojo Collins, a bluesman who has opened up for artists like Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and Blue Cheer.  A longtime resident (40 years) of North Carolina's Outer Banks, you'll get to hear some of Mojo's patented Carolina Blues. It's another special acoustic session this Sunday...hope you'll join us.  For more info on Mojo Collins, click HERE. 

Nashville's Gretchen Peters visits Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday Morning

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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters visits Hunter At Sunrise for the first time this Sunday fresh off of releasing her most critically acclaimed album to date, Hello Cruel World. Her songs have been covered by an impressive list of artists, Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray, and Neil Diamond. She was also the winner of a Country Music Association Song Of The Year award and a Grammy nomination for Martina McBride's "Independence Day" in 1995. In town for the North Shore Point House Concert series, we get to talk to her about her new album.  Hope you'll join us for this special acoustic session with Gretchen Peters this Sunday morning.  For more about Gretchen Peters, click HERE. 

Hunter At Sunrise Replays The Show Featuring Nashville's Gretchen Peters

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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters visited Hunter At Sunrise back in May fresh off of releasing her most critically acclaimed album to date, Hello Cruel World. Her songs have been covered by an impressive list of artists, Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray, and Neil Diamond. She was also the winner of a Country Music Association Song Of The Year award and a Grammy nomination for Martina McBride's "Independence Day" in 1995. In town for the North Shore Point House Concert series, we got to talk to her about her new album and met her husband who plays a wicked accordion.  Hope you'll join us for this encore show featuring Gretchen Peters this Sunday morning.  For more about Gretchen Peters, click HERE. 

Luke Hartman, TAO Emerging Artist Winner visits Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday

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This is the second visit to Hunter At Sunrise for Norfolk's Luke Hartman, but this time he's the winner of the Sea Level Singer-Songwriter Festival's Emerging Artist Contest. As part of the prize for besting the other 10 contestants, he gets to provide you with another cool acoustic session on our show. So I hope you will join us this Sunday morning as Luke Hartman returns to Hunter At Sunrise.  For more about Luke Hartman, click HERE. 

The Hunter At Sunrise Blog: April is for Spring.....Loaded

First off, allow me to join the chorus of those who are sending out prayers to the residents of Boston who had tragedy visit them this week in the form of bombs at the Boston Marathon. It's another senseless act in a long line of senseless acts that have been perpetrated here in America of late. My thoughts have been with the victims all week long. And as I approach my birthday on April 20th, it occurs to me that this bombing is yet another dark event in a series of dark events that have happened around my birth date....( See

 

Scott Slay is Picking on Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday and He is Bringing Some of His Friends

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If you've walked into a local show lately, chances are you have seen Scott Slay laying down some tasty licks on his mandolin...leading an incredible band in front of a very appreciative audience. Since he moved here a short time ago from Florida, Scott seems to be everywhere...either doing shows or supporting other musicians. So it's with great pleasure we welcome Scott back to Hunter At Sunrise...we say back because he has been on before as a supporting artist with Karl Werne.  Now he is bringing some of his friends with him to play us some tunes...hope you'll join us this Sunday morning. For more about Scott Slay, click HERE. 

With New Album in Tow, Mike Aiken Sails back to Hunter At Sunrise This Sunday

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It's been quite a while since Norfolk's Mike Aiken has been on the show for an acoustic session, so it will be great to catch up.  He's been in Nashville recording his new album Captains and Cowboys due out April 22nd.  We'll be talking about the making of the cd and the big party planned around it's release.  So please join us this Sunday morning as Mike Aiken returns to Hunter At Sunrise.  For more about Mike Aiken, click HERE.