Hunt for Hunter is a folk-rock duo based in Brooklyn NY, comprised of Michael Hunter on violin, guitar and vocals, and Ian Hunt on cajon, guitar and vocals. Born out of Hunter’s solo album “A Chance to Shine“, Hunt for Hunter is a blend of both musicians’ diverse musical backgrounds. Classical and bluegrass, hard rock and folk, many different genres find a home in this surprisingly big-sounding little band. A typical performance will find Hunter singing and playing violin while Hunt plays guitar and cajon with his feet simultaneously. It’s an unusual setup, but one that allows for a full, organic sound that perfectly suits their blues/folk-oriented style.
Their live show combines musical virtuosity with painstakingly honest songs and an easygoing, intimate stage presence that developed naturally after years of playing a weekly residency at a local bar in the East Village. For bigger shows the duo upsizes to a full 4-piece rock ‘n roll band, bringing in Diwas Gurung on electric guitar and Drew Jones on bass for more raucous occasions. Regardless of the instrumentation, Hunt for Hunter remains at its core devoted to their live show, their songs, and the art of forming a real connection with their ever-growing fanbase.