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.
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."
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!”
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.