Americana! Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with Shanti’s Shadow, available June 2. It’s the culmination of a five-year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn and even to India to study with seventh generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery.
These masterfully crafted songs are brought to life by the musicians Phoebe has gathered, each a virtuoso in their own right. Currently, The Gatherers are: Roy Williams (guitar), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Sam Reider (piano/accordion), Nick Falk (drums) and Jared Engel/Dave Speranza (upright bass). The album, “Shanti’s Shadow” is garnished with additional guests who are dear to Phoebe’s heart: Stephanie Hunt and Jazz Mills – vocal harmonies, Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith – strings. Each of these musicians is a leader in their own right and have won awards and toured the world with some of the best musicians on the planet.