Hunter Sharpe is one of the brightest young musicians Austin has to offer. After sharing some coffee and conversation with the 20 year old rocker and his manager Jake Turner, it’s easy to see why Hunter is loved by his fans. He’s a genuine artist with the clearest intentions; bring the jams, have fun, get famous in the process (ain’t nothing wrong with that!)
Hunter and his band offer an electrifying live show that ignites the crowd wherever he performs. Hunter’s been playing ever since he could pick up a guitar, and was gigging throughout his high school years, so he’s well versed in capturing a room at this point. As well, he’s got generations of familial musicality and energy to support his venture and fuel his fire. Hunter shared a few stories of listening to The Beatles with his Grandfather and the memories instantly brought smiles around our table.
Hunter has got his sights set on some of the meccas of music, already making several trips to perform in New York City and Los Angeles. His manager, Jake, and Loophole Management can certainly take credit for some of his accelerated success story. Jake is a hard-working and knowledgeable, to say the least. At one point our conversation side-tracked into a deep analysis of the (lacking) music industry infrastructure Austin offers, and explored all of the effects that the musical environment has on Austin’s home-grown talent. We lost Hunter along the way, but it was clear that Hunter is lucky to have Jake on his team supporting the business side of his musical adventure.
Hunter expressed excitement for the upcoming ATX Music Series Kick Off Party, ramped up by the talented artists he’ll be supporting on stage (Netherfriends & Patrick Simms.) Jake saw Coho Events’ ATX Music Series as an opportunity to create a new regular and reputable music event in Austin, one that does right by the performing artists and adds to the unique culture of the Austin live music scene. Coho Events is honored to begin building the ATX Music Series out with the help of Hunter and his music, and the team can’t wait to see how far we can take the concept.