Alt-Folk Band The Hunts to Perform at OVU
VIENNA, W.Va. (November 17, 2015)—The campus of Ohio Valley University will be alive with indie folk harmony on Dec. 1 as the popular seven-piece sibling band The Hunts will perform in Roberts Hall at 8 p.m. on the main campus. General admission seating is $8 per person. OVU faculty, staff and students admitted free with valid student ID.
The Hunts will perform at OVU as part of their current tour to promote their latest release entitled Those Younger Days.
“The Hunts are special and we’re excited to bring them back to the OVU campus this year,” said Leachelle Moore, OVU’s Director of Student Involvement. “This band of brothers and sisters is unique and their sound is phenomenal. We hope everyone in the community can take advantage of this opportunity and join us for a great evening of family entertainment.”
With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging from ages 16 to 24, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community.
After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country—and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums—The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence.
Earlier this year Entertainment Weekly premiered a song entitled “Valentina” off their latest release. Written by members of the group, “Valentina” tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Haitian girl the group met while visiting the country.
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. However, students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.