The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, announces that British R&B and soul group The James Hunter Six will be performing. James’ earliest musical influences was a collection of 78 r.p.m. records of Fifties rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm & blues. In the early Nineties, Van Morrison caught James’ act at a gig in Wales and subsequently hired him as a backup singer for several years of touring and recording.
His first album ever released in the U.S.,”People Gonna Talk”, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Traditional Blues Album and James himself was nominated as Best New/Emerging Artist in the annual Americana Music Awards. The next album, The Hard Way (GO Records/Hear Music) earned even better accolades, with Rolling Stone calling it “unbelievably awesome” and the New York Times praising Hunter’s “tight, slithery groove” and “sweet growl.” The album featured a guest appearance by avowed Hunter fan Allen Toussaint, and like its predecessor reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.
Hunter’s latest release, “Minute By Minute”, is the first album credited to The James Hunter Six. Hunter made this change in recognition of the collective talent and unstinting loyalty shown by his longtime cohorts Lee Badau (baritone saxophone), Damian Hand (tenor saxophone), Kyle Koehler (organ), Jonathan Lee (drums), and Jason Wilson (double bass).
Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on the Concert Hall’s website, at their box office and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office. For additional information, please visit the website.