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Midwest Theater hosts band, The Hunts, Sept. 13

September 12, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF — Seven brothers and sisters will take the stage at the Midwest Theater on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band and will kick off the Midwest Theater Performing Arts Season. The Hunts grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, where their parents introduced them to music. When their parents would go around and play at local events, they would bring their children along.

“Music was always apart of our family and upbringing,” Jessi Hunt said.

At the ages of 5 and 6, the siblings began performing on stages in Virginia at farmers markets and local events.

“Growing up, we used to play classic, Irish, fiddle popular and pop tunes. We loved all sorts of music.”

As they grew older, they discovered their passion for composing their own music.

“For the past five years, we’ve been honing in on our sound and the music we want to create,” she said.

While the Hunts showcase their musical talent and harmony on stage, agreeing on every note can be a challenge.

“Sometimes we can get on each other as brothers and sisters rather than as professionals,” Jessi said.

The group has established rules of conduct, with the No. 1 rule of respect and ensures that everyone has a voice.

Josh plays the guitar and is the lead male vocalist. Jenni plays the violin and is the lead female vocalist. The other siblings provide the harmony with Jonathan on the keys, Jordan on drums, Justin on bass, Jamison on mandolin, and Jessi playing the viola and banjo.

Their new album “Darlin’ Oh Darlin” focuses on commitment to your loved ones, family, and those you hold most dear through the tough times.

“It’s about sticking through it and enjoying every step of the way no matter what comes,” Jessi said.

On the cover of the album is a picture of the Hunts’ grandparents. Jessi said they were inspired by the story of their father’s parents.

“Papa Hunt battled cancer and his wife stuck by him,” Jessi said.

Through their music, the Hunts strive to write music that touches people’s hearts. They are excited to play songs from the new album at the Midwest Theater. Their show will feature a wide range of upbeat songs and beautiful melodies mixed in with stories of the Hunts growing up.

The Hunts have been touring the country for over 10 years. During that time, they have opened for several bands such as The Fray, X-Ambassador, and Judah and the Lion.

For more information on the Hunts, visit thehuntsmusic.com.

Tickets to The Hunts performance are available at the Midwest Theater and online at MidwestTheater.com or by calling 308-632-4311. Member tickets are $22, non-member tickets are $26 and student tickets are $22.

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