Hunter (NOW 83)

August 5, 2022

There’s a wise and eloquent spirit bouncing between moments of soulful expression, R&B energy, pop bliss, and alternative boundary-breaking at the heart of Hunter’s music. A storyteller packed with soul whose honesty rings out just as powerfully as her vocals do. After generating millions of views with show-stopping turns on YouTube live performance series, Scary Pockets, her voice powered covers of Bob Dylan, Adele, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and more, making her one of the go-to voices on the program. After attracting a growing audience, she properly introduces herself on her 2022 independent debut EP, Hello My Name is Hunter. In 2016, Hunter was paying the bills modeling and acting and held down a year-long residency as house artist at the popular Los Angeles club and celeb hotspot, The Nice Guy. On one particular modeling trip, Hunter met GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, producer, and songwriter Lukas Nelson at the gate in the Austin, TX airport. Striking up an instant friendship, Lukas would enlist her to accompany him during various high-profile gigs such as sold out shows at The Troubadour and The Fonda, and an appearance on “Conan.” His father Willie even recruited her to join him during his performances at the Hollywood Bowl and Austin City Limits. Produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, John Mayer) Hello My Name is Hunter is six upbeat soulful tracks, with ’70s Motown-style melodies and a fun and flirty delivery. The single “Closer” is a quintessential summer jam that feels like a ride in a convertible.

Songwriters: Hunter Elizabeth, David Ryan Harris