Elusive Art, with Kevin Bodge, Jeff Bradley, Charlotte Mabrey, Philip Pan, and Darren Ronan, February 12,
MusicLand Concerts, Miccosukee Land Co-op Community Center
Suwannee County Schools, with Joey Kerr, outreach program for Live Oak Music & Art Foundation
Gamble Rogers Festival, with Joey Kerr
St. Augustine, FL
Florida Folk Festival, with Joey Kerr & Landon Walker
White Springs, FL
Lee Hunter is a singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist, percussionist and pianist with a passion for folklore. From 1992-2014, she worked with guitarist Arvid Smith in the critically acclaimed duo, Tammerlin. Together they placed their own stamp on folk/roots music. What you heard was exceptional guitar work accompanying clever original songs and traditional tunes pulled from the roots of American music.
In pursuing her own musical path, Lee is building on the sonic history of Tammerlin while exploring new directions and partnering with a number of talented musicians. In 2014 she created a chamber work of music and spoken word for the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, FL. Working with Charlotte Mabrey, percussionist and Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Florida and Philip Pan, concert master for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra., the end result was a CD recording of the project. Lee's focus remains on performing and writing songs. She and Walter Parks, longtime guitarist for Richie Havens and a fine songwriter and solo performer, were asked to open to open a series of shows for Emmylou Harris in 2015. They have since performed at several music festivals and plan to continue to collaborate from time to time. She is also working with outstanding guitarist and award-winning songwriter, Joey Kerr. Joey brings impressive musicianship and an extensive knowledge of American music to the duo's sound. They have played together at a number of festivals and concert venues. In addition, Lee and Joey offer an educational program for students of all ages and two special concerts of music and spoken word-a holiday program,“Wintersong-A Celebration of the Winter Season” and “Civil War & Seafaring Songs”. From time to time, you may also see Lee and Joey performing with her 6-piece band, Lee Hunter and the Gatherers.
As part of Tammerlin, Lee toured extensively and found and continues to find her music in demand at venues across the U.S. and in Europe. She has shared the stage with The Band, Emmylou Harris, Alex De Grassi, Doc Watson, the Del McCoy Band, Dar Williams and many more. She has worked in the studio with talented musicians including Joe Craven, Darol Anger and Byron House. And so the adventure continues. “Tammerlin had a great 20 plus year run. I learned so much and am so grateful for all of the experiences I had during that time,” says Lee. “I’m looking forward to the next chapter -- to learning more and to finding fresh ways to express music through new partnerships.”
"their fifth overall release not only picks up where Favor left off, but finds Hunter's songs basking in a magic all their own…A solid step forward." Dan Willging, Dirty Linen
“No Small Thing is Tammerlin’s best work to date. Lee Hunter’s songwriting has never been stronger. I have a single disc CD player in my car, and No Small Thing has been living there for weeks!” Pat Crawford, Executive Director, WUWF Media, Producer and host of Radio Live, Pensacola, FL
“…a gorgeous, poetic tapestry…Akin to Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran—he of “The Prophet” fame -— Hunter possesses the wisdom, and the heart, to know that joy and sorrow often walk hand in hand in this life.” Rick de Yampert, The Daytona Beach News Journal
“ "No Small Thing" is surely a superior album, with very subtle arrangements and stunning performances. This album has been inside my CD player for a long time recently, an event that seldom happens to me as I receive so many CD's…” Massimo Ferro, Highway 61, Radio,
Voce Spazio, Italy
“Gentle shimmers of rootsy Americana…” fROOTS, London, UK
“On the duo’s new CD, “One Kind Favor,” the pair is working at the top of its game. Hunter’s rich, emotive alto gleams like a jewel in sterling musical settings on her own compositions as well as on a selection of well-chosen traditional folk tunes. Smith’s musicianship is immaculate throughout…" Tallahassee Democrat
“Lee Hunter has become a very strong writer, and her music fits seamlessly alongside the several traditional pieces…Great guests and excellent musicianship throughout….Excellent record.”
Global Village Idiot (on-line music zine)
A Little History . . . (slide show)
"I Once Loved a Lass" Stringbreak Festival 2016 with Walter Parks
"Play On" Florida Folk Festival 2016 with Joey Kerr and Landon Walker
"The Last Dance" Florida Folk Festival 2016 with Joey Kerr and Landon Walker
"Between Nothin' and All" with Walter Parks, WJCT Studio 5
Holiday Concert - 'Wintersong'
Wintersong is a beautiful and unusual holiday program of ancient and modern carols, poems, readings and songs to fit the season. Wintersong is suitable for all ages and venues. The Arts Council of Greater Palatka has this to say: " 'Wintersong' is special, not only because the material is so beautiful and well presented, but because it is so different from the musical events that are usually offered during the holiday season. The music and readings are lovely, thought-provoking and inspiring. They brought smiles to our faces and the occasional tear to our eyes.”
Civil War & Seafaring Songs
This wonderful concert mixes songs and readings from the Civil War period with traditional and contemporary seafaring songs. The program was first developed for the Key West Art & Historical Society for their Civil War Heritage Days.