Phoebe Hunt and husband Dominick Leslie, invited to be a part of the 2018 Austin Music Awards, were selected to perform as part of the ‘borderless love’ segment of the awards show. Representing global travel and the universal language of music, the duo offered a fresh, organic soundscape to the evenings musical landscape.
Nestled alongside an incredible lineup of artists, Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers have been added to the FRIDAY lineup of the 45th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO.
On the heels of the album release tour for Shanti’s Shadow, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Phoebe Hunt is sharing a message of healing through music in her TEDx Talk, Sing Your Pain Away: Songs Written With War Veterans. The talk expresses a universal truth that by sharing the story of one’s pain and trauma through song, one experiences healing.
Recorded at the historic The Lyric Theater in Lexington, KY on Oct 2, 2017, episode 910 features Phoebe Hunt performing solo and being interviewed by Michael Jonathan on what it feels like to play solo, and jamming on porches.
Alongside Martin Sexton Trio, Dan Wilson, Son Little and Rachel Sermanni, Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers took the stage at the historic Culture Center Theatre in Charleston, WV.
Recorded in a video shoot earlier this year, "Lint Head Gal" is the first of 4 videos to be released promoting Shanti’s Shadow. This episode also features Texas artists Bruce Robison, Owen Temple and Prophets and Outlaws.
Interviewed by Nick and Helen Forester, Phoebe Hunt, supported by the eTown house band, speaks on being raised in a household of yogi parents, working at a snow cone stand, and learning to use music as a tool for connection and collaboration. In addition to a full stream of the interview, eTown produced the video above to summarize the experience they shared together!
Acclaimed Americana songwriter and instrumentalist Phoebe Hunt and her virtuosic band The Gatherers will perform several shows as part of The Festy Presents Tour this Fall. The tour will also feature Dori Freeman, an Appalachian songwriter whose 2016 self-titled debut was named one of the year's best albums by The New York Times. The Festy Presents Tour will culminate with a performance by both artists at The 8th annual Festy Experience in Arrington, Virginia on October 6.
Rolling Stone Country named Hunt one of their Top 10 "New Country Artists You Need To Know." Shanti's Shadow's "title hints at the otherworldly music within," they write, "with Hunt merging her Appalachian-style fiddle chops with Texas twang, Indian ragas, gypsy jazz, unfamiliar time signatures and the free-spirited fun of a jam band leader. The resulting record breathes new life into a genre that's sometimes so respectful of the past, it fails to push toward the future."
Austin, TX fully embraces Phoebe Hunt and her band of Gatherers as she release the soundtrack to her self discovery, Shanti’s Shadow at The Paramount Theater on June 2nd. Rising superstar and musical comrade Alejandro Rose Garcia, (aka Shakey Graves) humbly offered to open the show, while the Brother Brothers, comprised of Hunt’s current brooklyn housemate David Moss will be debuting their sibling harmonies and subtle charm to make the evening one not to miss.
As part of the American Songwriter Magazine guest blog series, Hunt contributes an essay in which she argues that the life of a professional independent musician is akin to a “Peter Pan” existence, one that affords immense personal freedom but also carries a civic responsibility.
Invited to learn the “World News Polka,” Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers stepped up to the plate to create their own original version. Recorded at Rockwood Music Hall the night of the Shanti’s Shadow Album Release Party.
Celebrated Americana artist Shakey Graves will perform an opening set at Phoebe Hunt's headlining show at Austin's Paramount Theatre on June 2nd. The show falls on the release date of her acclaimed new album Shanti's Shadow, and will also serve as a birthday celebration for both the Austin-raised fiddler and Graves.
Noted as one of the top 10 New Country Artists you need to know, Phoebe has some words of gratitude for this recognition:
“I am beyond humbled to find out that Rolling Stone even knows who I am, yet alone that they have listened to Shanti’s Shadow and believe it to be worthy of your listen. This album has been such a journey for me, and I am overwhelmed by this sort of recognition. Thank you for listening!”
The Austin Chronicle gracefully editorializes Hunt’s "Just For Tonight" in their premier of the music video on May 1st. Here is what they have to say:
Today, Austin, Texas' Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers debuted the video for "Pink and Blue" with Relix. It's the second track to premiere from the album Shanti's Shadow, out June 2nd. The song's lyrics and imagery came to Phoebe during her time in India, where she and her band participated in ten-hour meditation retreats, and studied under seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath.
“There's power, passion and determination in Hunt's "Lint Head Gal" — qualities Hunt herself embodies.” - Elena See, NPR
Austin, Texas' Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers will release the album Shanti's Shadow on June 2nd.
Folk Alley debuted the video for the lead single "Lint Head Gal," a stomping country blues song about a hard working, independent woman. "She loves music with her whole body," Folk Alley writes about her performance in the video. "Like the character she's singing about, Phoebe Hunt is clearly going to do things her own way - and have a fabulous time doing it."