I first heard of Phoebe Hunt through Americana band The Belleville Outfit. They spent quite a bit of time on the road, as any great band would, wowing fans with a multi-genre repertoire. Just massive talent all around. Sadly, the band is no more, but Hunt has been busy as a solo artist, and after releasing her self-titled EP last year, it’s easy to see why. She’s a remarkable musician, songwriter and singer whose style knows no boundaries.
Hunt’s first musical stint was with Texas folk group The Hudsons, back in her college days. After graduating, she joined The Belleville Outfit and toured with them for four years across the country. And that was only the beginning. Hunt made her way to Nashville to focus on her songwriting and to perform with cellist and songwriter Ben Sollee, then recently traveled to India to do volunteer work at a village school in the Bhatti Mines, just outside of Delhi.
All these experiences have undoubtedly shaped Hunt’s broad musical palate, which you clearly hear on her EP – gorgeous Americana pop with hints of jazz, country, swing, really many things across the board. Hunt is an artist who bends genres effortlessly in her singing and fiddle-playing.
Phoebe Hunt will perform tonight at the Cactus Cafe, at 24th and Guadalupe in the Texas Union on the UT campus. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. Highly recommended.