07/14/22 - Phoebe Hunt

From the great Austin music scene, Phoebe has been playing the violin as a member of the Austin Youth Orchestra, graduating as the concert mistress of the ensemble her Senior year....

...when she was asked to perform Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 as a soloist.

Throughout her college years, she attended University of Texas at Austin. She simultaneously began branching out as a "fiddler" in this time. She joined a folk trio, The Hudsons performing every Thursday night for 4 years at The Waterloo Icehouse. The group was awarded "Best Folk Band" at the Austin Music Awards in 2006. Hunt continued exploring the fiddle landscape when she attended the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp in San Diego. That year she was selected as the recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin, an honor bestowed upon 1 fiddler each year to a student showing promise not only as a musician but as someone with a "heart to give back" to the world.

Hunt began to sink her bow into Texas Swing, Gypsy Jazz and improvisation. Upon her college graduation, a young band from New Orleans approached her to be their fiddle player and what emerged was 4 years of heavily touring as a member of The Belleville Outfit. The group was nominated as Emerging Americana Band at the Americana Awards, playing festivals including Bonarroo, ACL and Mountain Stage. Hunt began to develop a love for songwriting in this time, and was invited to record her first solo EP with producer Matt Rollings. In the next 8 years, she released 4 additional full length albums under the name Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers. Her latest release, Neither One Of Us Is Wrong beacons the message of reconciliation in the divisive time we live within.

Simultaneously, her songwriting path led her to explore other ways to give back, establishing the non profit, Fuel Our Fire offering transformational songwriting experiences for at risk communities. This endeavor resulted in the creation of the One Village Music Project and the Reveille Songwriting Retreat. These projects led her to speak on two TEDx stages where she shared the insight gained from working with these populations. This is where she discovered that songwriting, at its foundation, can be used as a healing modality.

When the pandemic changed the world, Hunt, like all touring artists, was taken off the road. Feeling for the community of artists she had met over 15 years of touring, she realized that it would be beneficial for professional artists and music dabblers alike to experience community through dedication to the study of music. She started a movement for people to "point their minds to practicing" during the lockdown. The result was 27 online courses serving over 200 students and offered 33 musicians gigs in the last 18 months.

Now, as the world is re-emerging, Hunt is in a place where she is exploring her options and allowing the path that is in the highest good to unfold. "We are all new people following the pandemic and I am excited to see how I can best serve at this new beginning.

 

Thursday July 14, 2022 | 8:00 PM | $20.00

Patrons must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions. Masks are OPTIONAL.
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