The Uncharted Series: The Hunts
PRESENTED BY PARKER ARTS
Without risk, there can be no reward. Challenge yourself to get out of your routine and explore uncharted territory. Parker Arts’ new Uncharted Music Series features artists and bands from off-the-beaten path. Discover the music of emerging talent, obscure genres, and sounds that are fresh and new to you. So go ahead, try something different!
With harmony-laced indie-inspired folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts, a Virginia-based band made up seven brothers and sisters has a sound reminiscent of folk rock band, The Lumineers.
Saturday, April 15 - 7:30 PM
Ranging from ages 16 to 24, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country—and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums—The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence.
The Hunts’ debut EP for Cherrytree Records/Interscope, Life Was Simple features lead single “Make This Leap,” a lilting piece of indie-folk built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. With Josh and Jenni taking turns as lead vocalist, The Hunts sustain that dynamic throughout Life Was Simple, often turning their shared memories into songs that capture heartache and wonder with a wide-eyed but wistful elegance. “Growing up the way we did, we had to learn to make do with what we had, so the stories from that time are incredibly special to us,” says Jessi, who explains that all seven members of The Hunts write each song together. “A lot of the time we write about what we remember from being young—the things we went through that have drawn us together and stuck in our hearts and really made us who we are.”
Learn more about The Hunts here.