Janelle Charise of Charlotte makes Her 1st Visit to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday

janellechariseYou may not have heard of Janelle Charise.....yet.  But if you heard our Acoustic Session with Ryan Scarberry several months back, you will know that she does the backing vocals on his debut album.   And now she will be a guest on Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday.  Originally from Michigan and now living in Charlotte, Janelle has been working on a record...and we'll be talking to her about that and listening to her music.  Hope you will join us...If you are on Facebook, Click HERE for more info on Janelle Charise. 

Hunter At Sunrise Now Has Two New Versions of the Acoustic Session T-Shirt

Hunter At Sunrise has two new T-shirts on sale to help support the show and this website.  Introducing our new ladies T and a new T for the budget minded listener. 

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Hunter At Sunrise to Re-Air Show featuring Lawrence Lambert this Sunday

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Lawrence Lambert, a member of the trio Big Wide Grin, released his first solo full length album, Soul Folk,  at a CD release party at the Jewish Mother Hilltop last Sunday. Unfortunately due to technical difficulties, the show featuring him did not air.  So this Sunday, we will try mightily to make amends and play it back for you. Hope you'll tune in at least to see if we are successful.  For More on Lawrence Lambert, click HERE.  

Williamsburg's Nicole Belanus returns to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday Morning

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Join us this Sunday as Nicole Belanus, who has just released her third solo disc Build Things, Break Things,  returns to Hunter At Sunrise for an acoustic session. Nicole is one of the most prolific artists here in the area and we'll be delving into a whole set of new songs.  On her latest album, she produces, plays all of the instruments and uses her home as a recording studio. So I hope you'll join us this Sunday morning for an acoustic session with Nicole Belanus.   For more about Nicole Belanus, click HERE. 

Happy New Year from Hunter At Sunrise


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Happy 2012...and Hunter At Sunrise will celebrate with it's first live show of the year this Sunday.  We will continue our look back at some of the new music we played during the last year. Below you will find a list of some of the great albums we introduced the world to in 2011. Hope you'll join us. Cheers!  

We counted over 100 records we introduced during 2011.  Instead of listing them all at once...here is part 1 of some of the most notable in no particular order:

New Music 2011, Part 1

Over the Rhine-The Long Surrender
Amos Lee- Mission Bell
The Decemberists- The King is Dead
Acoustic Alchemy- Roseland
Tony Furtado- Golden
David Berkeley- Some Kind of Cure
Lori McKenna- Lorraine
Abigail Washburn- City of Refuge
Iron and Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean
The Civil Wars- Barton Hollow
Greg Allman- Low Country Blues
Carrie Elkin- Call it My Garden
Wailin' Jennys- Bright Morning Stars
Dolorean- The Unfazed
John Scofield- A Moment's Peace
Susan Werner- Kicking the Beehive
William Fitzsimmons- Gold in the Shadow
Bruce Cockburn- Small Source of Comfort
Buddy Miller- Majestic Silver Strings
Lucinda Williams- Blessed
Matt Wertz- Weights and Wings
Bob Schneider- A Perfect Day
Ari Hest- Sunset over Hope Street
Dear Creek- Self Titled
Jack Johnson- To the Sea
Mia Doi Todd- Cosmic Ocean Ship
Jeffrey Foucault- Horse Latitudes
Tara Nevins- Wood and Stone
Bon Iver-  Self Titled
Eilen Jewell- Queen of the Minor Key
City and Colour- Little Hell
Tedeschi-Trucks Band- Revelator
Spyro Gyra- A Foreign Affair
Dawes- Nothing is Wrong
Madeleine Peyroux- Stand on the Rooftop

Peter Bradley Adams to Headline Acoustic Music Festival in Town Point Park Sept. 17th

pbaPeter Bradley Adams will take the main stage at the 6th annual Acoustic Music Festival on Saturday Sept. 17th capping off a day of regional and local acoustic music.

Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically acclaimed folk/pop duo eastmountainsouth.

Within a year of forming the band in 2001 with Kat Maslich Bode, they were signed by Robbie Robertson to DreamWorks Records with their self-titled debut becoming a critical hit.

They toured extensively for the next year and a half with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Joan Baez, Tracy Chapman and Nelly Furtado. Their single, “You Dance” was a #1 AAA radio hit in 2003. DreamWorks Records was subsequently sold to Universal Music Group in October 2003 and eastmountainsouth was no more.

Peter's songs and music from eastmountainsouth (as well as solo) have appeared in over 30 films and television shows in the US. Years later sales of eastmountainsouth’s self-titled and only release rank in the top 20 in Amazon.com sales under the Alternative Folk category. Meanwhile Adams has released 4 solo albums in the last 6 years. For more on Peter Bradley Adams, click HERE.

Emerging Artist Stage Rounds out The 6th Annual Acoustic Music Festival in Town Point Park

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We finally have the entire line up of the Acoustic Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17th, in Town Point Park in Norfolk. The headliner is Peter Bradley Adams.

If you are an artist and are not in our line up, you can still come down and play at one of our listening areas. You can also sell cds. The event is free and open to the public.



Emerging Artist Stage


Harvey Willis 12 noon
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Peter Bradley Adams- Headliner


John Roberts 12:45

James Arellano 1:30

Nate Sacks 2:15

Jonathan Regier 3:00

Landon Tucker 3:45

Jenn Lawyer 4:30


Sunrise Tent

12:15-1:00pm: Mercy Creek

1:30-2:15pm: Skip Friel

2:45-3:30pm: Seth Stainback

4:00-4:45pm: Karl Werne & Eddie Williams

5:30-6:45pm: Susan Greenbaum


Main Stage

1:00-1:45pm: Bobby Blackhat Walters & Larry Berwald

2:00-2:45pm: The Delvers

3:15-4:00pm Guy Burlage & Victor Paul

4:30-5:30pm Lewis McGehee

6:30-7:30pm Julie Clark

8:00-9:30pm Peter Bradley Adams

For more about Norfolk Festevents, click HERE.
For more about Tidewater Arts Outreach, click HERE.