David Brendan Hunt is about to release his third album, much to the excitement of his fans. With the album expected to be a success, the exciting, original sound that he has made his own is certain to gain interest from different audiences everywhere.
The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. David was a wild kid with the attention span of a gnat. But that changed one day when his mom dragged him to church. He discovered a piano in the corner and just started playing. The church people knew his mom had her hands full with him, so they gave them the piano as a gift. It was an old upright with half the ivories missing, but David didn't mind. He finally had an outlet, something to calm the beast inside. He was ticked off, frustrated kid, and he would sit in front of that piano for hours and pour his heart onto those keys. When he was fourteen, his mom bought him his first guitar and once he strummed that first chord, it was on; he was hooked. David was great at sports, but always cut up in class. He didn't take anything seriously except music. He turned down a few athletic scholarships and gave up on going to college. He just wanted to see the world and play his music.
Born in Virginia, it was there that he developed his musical tastes and interests. David left Virginia and took his guitar everywhere, but he didn't actually sing in public until he saw, "The Thing Called Love", a movie about a singer/songwriter whose dream led her to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. He decided to try his hand at writing and singing. After playing a few open mics, his Uncle talked him into auditioning for the Bluebird. He made it. He will never forget the words of the host after his first Bluebird performance. "Ladies and Gentlemen, David Hunt! Remember him, he's gonna be a superstar."
After realizing that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across Texas, playing at numerous gigs and making sure that his name and music were being heard by as many people as possible. He hooked up with Pat Green and Poodie Locke and started opening up for such acts as Reckless Kelly, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lloyd Maines, Canadian Ragweed, Perfect Stranger, The Great Divide, Jason Boland and Billie Jo Shaver, just to name a few. He has had the opportunity to open for Cory Morrow at the Verizon Amphitheater in San Antonio, and the honor of taking the stage at a benefit concert hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant in Nashville. He also met Bobby Boyd, who has since been a close friend and mentor.
As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow and he became a popular local hit in the Texas music scene. His talent with a variety of musical instruments only added to his appeal, and his unique country sound with a bluesy twist started to find an enthusiastic audience.
He is eager to point out that everything he listens to directs his musical development in some way. However, he would certainly include Jim Croce, George Strait, Willie Nelson and Led Zepplin to name a few.
Finally, after searching for his unique sound over recent years, he is now preparing to release his third album, which underlies the changes that David has gone through. The songs provide a combination of deep vocals, with a rhythmic undercurrent that bears testament to his elements of blues, country and R&B.
David’s touring schedule is increasing rapidly, and he is finding himself more in demand than ever. It seems that fans are building an appreciation for his sound and talent, and his following spreads far and wide across the US and they are waiting eagerly for their first chance to listen to the new cd.
Also check out www.patsythemovie.com, David has been cast as Jimmy James Cole....he is very excited to break into the world of film...stay tuned!!