Hunter Callahan added to the CAST Family!
We are proud to welcome Mr Hunter Callahan to the CAST Engineering family! Please take a minute and check his music out ! www.huntercallahanmusic.com
If you asked the 22 year-old singer-songwriter what kind of genre he plays,
he'd reply with the simple response, “I just play music.”
And, quite frankly, that’s the truth.
At the age of 14, Hunter Callahan first picked up the guitar because he
wanted to sound like Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC. “I wanted to be Slash. Probably
just about every high school kid with a guitar wants to be in a rock band at some
time or another,” states the singer. Two years later, Hunter joined a Southern
rock and country band with his older brother. While a member of this band, he
played venues such as The Frederick Brown Amphitheatre in Peachtree City,
GA. Playing with this group changed the direction of his music, so around the
age of 17, Hunter found his niche as a guitarist in a genre of music that was all
but dead and gone: The Blues.
“The great thing about Blues music is that it’s so wide open. As a musician,
you can say so much while keeping it so incredibly simple.” Drawing influence
from artists like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix,
and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hunter worked towards being a master of the guitar.
In June of 2014, and on his 21st birthday, Hunter found himself with some
of Nashville's elite working on songs that were just ideas in his head just a few
short months ago. John Bass, owner of Arctic Sound Studios, was the lead
engineer on the project. "I've been in this business for thirty years and I've seen
and heard a lot of people try to make it in the business. This kid just had
something different that was so incredible to see and hear for just a 21-year-old
musician. His writing was incredible, his guitar playing was like any of the top
session players I've ever seen in Nashville, and yet he was just this humble guy
just coming in to do his album. It was an incredible experience for all of us," said
John Bass. Also on his project was John Howard, renowned Nashville bassist
who has played for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Randy Owen, and is the bassist for
America's Got Talent top band "Sixwire" who routinely plays on the hit show
"Nashville." John Howard says, "This kid is one to watch, definitely." Sean
MacDonald lent his incredible rhythms and Dana played keys/piano and did
worked on the orchestration. To finalize the project, Jeff Hazard put down some
dirty B3 on a couple of tracks and John Bass arranged for a gospel choir to come
in on "Miracles." Truly, it was a team of professionals that gave everything they
could to Hunter's project "Broken Hearts and Melodies."
Hunter’s album debuted at a sold out Eddie’s Attic on September 14, 2014.
That show marked the 3rd consecutive sellout at the venue. A streak that currently
sits at 5 sellouts today. With twelve amazing new songs, all of which could be hit
singles, Hunter Callahan is well on his way to making his mark in the music
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