A native of Austin and once described by the media as one of the hardest working performers in Americana music, Carrie Rodriguez visits Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning. The appearance kicks off a series of acoustic sessions by indie artists on Hunter At Sunrise. Carrie started as a classically trained violinist then moved to a very diversified style of playing. After recording four albums with country artist, Chip Taylor, she struck out on her own and has produced four solo studio albums as a singer-songwriter including last year's release, Give Me All You Got. For More about Carrie Rodriguez, Click HERE.Here are the other artists in our November indie artist series:
Nov. 9th- Kevin So: Kevin is the way above average Asian-American singer-songwriter who has already been on our show several times. Originally from the Boston area, Kevin is now residing in Nashville and has released numerous cds. It's been awhile since Kevin has visited and a lot has transpired. He's been a member of Keb Mo's touring band and been working on a brand new album. So we have a lot of catching up to do. Hope you can tune in for this very special live acoustic session with Kevin So. For more about Kevin, click HERE.
Nov 16th-James Lee Stanley: James Lee has been on our show several times and returns now as he is releasing a brand new cd, The Apolcaloptimist. He has a number of albums to his credit including two covering Rolling Stones music called All Wood and Stones, part 1 and 2 and one covering The Doors called All Wood and Doors. James Lee went to school in the area and now resides on the west coast. It will be good to welcome James Lee Stanley back to the show. For more about James Lee Stanley, click HERE.
Nov. 23rd- Kim Richey: Born in Ohio and based now in Nashville, Kim just recently released her 8th album, the critically acclaimed Thorn in My Heart on Yep Rock Records. She was also a guest on Jason Isbell's 2013 disc, Southeastern. This will be Kim's third visit to Hunter At Sunrise. Hope you will join us for this special acoustic session just before Thanksgiving. For more about Kim Richey, click HERE.
And Coming in December, an acoustic session with Indie Artist, Susan Werner.
Hunter At Sunrise is getting ready to "get wild" this Sunday morning as Kelsie McNair of Norfolk makes her first appearance on the show. Kelsie was one of the contestents in last spring's TAO Emerging Artist Showcase. In addition to singing and songwriting, Kelsie also owns and operates a boutique in Norfolk's Ghent. Hope you will join us for this very special live acoustic session with Kelsie McNair this Sunday. For more about Kelsie McNair, click HERE.
It is finally happening...Karl Werne is producing his first solo studio album and he is going to give us a sneak peek on Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning. Titled This Little Notebook, the project, which features a who's who of incredible artists, is just about completed. Karl will be playing some songs from the upcoming album and telling us how we can help make it a reality. Please join us for this very special live acoustic session with Karl Werne this Sunday. For more about Karl Werne and his new album, click HERE.
Hunter At Sunrise welcomes another area emerging artist this Sunday as Mykal Allen visits the show for the first time. His bio on Reverbnation is very short and intriguing...
"Mykal's shows are usually filled with awkward greetings, corny jokes, and honest-to-earth lyrics. His original songs started off as a branch of his poetry, and the lyrics are still heavily influenced by and often written from the spoken word of his youth. Mykal has spent a life travelling, and will definitely be on the road soon to low key venue near you."
Hope you will join us for a live acoustic session with Mykal Allen this Sunday morning on Hunter At Sunrise. For more about Mykal Allen, Click HERE.
Yep Roc recording artists, Mandolin Orange, will be our guests this Sunday for an acoustic session. In town recently for a house concert, we had the opportunity to sit down with Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin to talk to them about their latest album, This Side of Jordan. Says Ashleigh Phillips of Independent Weekly, "Mandolin Orange carries an understanding of tradition and shape it into a thing of beauty. They craft simple songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies, leading somehow toward something pure." Hope you can join us for this very special acoustic session this Sunday morning. For more about Mandolin Orange, click HERE.
There were actually two singer/songwriter contests to determine local artists who would play at the Aiken & Friends Fest the first weekend in October. The first was at Victorian Tea Station in Phoebus, and the winners of that contest, Gratiot Lake Road, were just on our show a couple of weeks ago. And now this weekend comes the second winner, Starr Celeste, who came out on top of a contest held at Cozzi's Comedy Club in N.News recently. Starr Celeste is an emerging indie/acoustic artist here in the area who has been frequenting open mikes on the Pensinsula. Hope you will join us as we welcome Starr Celeste to Hunter At Sunrise this Sunday morning for the first time. For more about Starr Celeste on Facebook, click HERE.
The last time singer-songwriter, Paul Norfleet, was on Hunter at Sunrise, it was 2010 and he had just won the inaugural Tidewater Arts Outreach Emerging Artist Showcase. So where has he been and what has he been doing? We'll catch up with Paul Norfleet this Sunday morning on Hunter At Sunrise. For more on Paul Norfleet, click HERE.
Vocalist and songwriter, Amanda Raye, will stop by Hunter At Sunrise for a live acoustic session this Sunday. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri and lately of Va. Beach, Amanda will be singing some of her original material for us and talk about her dream to be a successful professional singer-songwriter. Having also lived in Gloucester, she's had gigs and frequented open mikes on both sides of the water. So I hope you will join us this Sunday morning, when Amanda Raye visits Hunter At Sunrise. For more about Amanda Raye, click HERE.
Victorian Station is once again hosting a singer/songwriter contest to determine one of the acts at October's Aiken and Friends Fest. And Hunter At Sunrise will be on hand to interview the winner as we did last year. This will be the 9th year of the festival in Smithfield, so also joining us for this acoustic session will be Mike Aiken himself to talk about this very cool event. Hope you will join us for this special acoustic session this Sunday.