Andrew and Nancy Hunt “The Hunts” are a singer/songwriter duo based in Brooklyn NY. “Dream World”, their most recent recording project led them to reunite with their old friend, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith. The album is a collection of original songs and features several tracks that the Hunts co-wrote. Vocals are also shared and include harmonies contributed by their daughter Grace. The record has an intimate stripped down alt-folk feeling.
Andrew first gained notice in 2001 upon the self-release of his first album “Whiskey Talking” which was produced by Matt Smith. Two songs ”Old Chevy” and “Gear Head” were selected for use on the nationally syndicated NPR program “Car Talk” in 2001. Herve Oudet, host of “Americana in Paris” on Sisyphus Tracks Internet Radio (http://sisyphustracks.com) voted “Old Chevy” song of the year in 2002 welcoming Andrew Hunt into “his personal pantheon with songwriters, Jeffrey Foucault and Danny Schmidt.”
“Broken Wheel”, Andrew’s second album produced by Matt Smith was released nationally in 2005 on the Rustic/Haydens Ferry label reaching #10 on the Roots Music Report and #41 on the AMA chart. (See reviews)
In 2007 the Hunt’s who were two thirds of the original core trio of “Copper Kettle” released “Coal Rabbit” produced by bandleader F. Skellenger. . The disc was widely and favorably reviewed including a review in the August 2007 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The internet radio show www.worldwidebluegrass.com featured “Copper Kettle“ as an artist of the week.
Andrew has had numerous songs placed in independent films.Most notably “Mammas Crazy” was featured in the film “Loggerheads” directed by Tim Kirckman, produced by Gill Holland and nominated for the grand jury prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festiv