Seven siblings from VA put on show
Having one member of the family possessing musical talent is something to be proud of.
Multiply that by seven and you get The Hunts, seven brothers and sisters from Chesapeake, Va., who play indie-folk and will perform in Grand Junction as part of the Mesa County Concert Association concert series.
The Hunts — Jessi, Jenni, Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin and Jamison — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and available tickets can be purchased at the box office for $25 for adults and $15 for students.
The seven brothers and sisters have “a passion for creating compelling music and so, have collaborated one another’s gifts of writing, composing and musicianship to endeavor that. Stringed instruments, surrounded by enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms harken to an organic yet transcending sound,” according to http://www.thehuntsmusic.com.
The group has performed nationally and internationally, and has a deep love for missions work. In the summer of 2012, the siblings traveled to an orphanage in Haiti and organized a two-week music camp for more than 100 children.
All the Hunts are talented vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, said the group’s information at the booking website ecetouring.com.
“Their songs are meticulously driven by violin, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and piano, and rounded out with crisp harmonies,” the website said.
“The Hunts performed for Queen Elizabeth’s royal welcoming, entertained audiences for three years on four main stages at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, made multiple appearances at the World Championships of Irish step dancing in Scotland and Ireland, and debuted on the Tony Danza show,” the website said.
Learn about the band and listen to clips from “We Were Young” at http://www.thehuntsmusic.com.
For information about the Mesa County Concert Association, call 243-1979 or go to mesacountyconcertassociation.org.