Thu, Feb 08 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
HOSEA MUSIC / THE TRAVELING ONES / HUNTER CALLAHAN
$8 IN ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF
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THE TRAVELING ONES
Nashville-based Americana band The Traveling Ones delivers soulful harmonies and sentimental blues-rock in its debut album, Meet Me There. Released February 3, 2017, the all-original project is a collaborative effort from two solo artists who – more than capable apart – come together to create something truly special.
With shared influences that span decades and genres (Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, The Black Crowes, The Beatles) the duo’s music is more about heart than labels or boundaries. Even so, it exhibits a consistently laid-back pattern of soulful blues-rock. “Like the sentimental ballads from Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams, the Traveling One’s style of Americana is rich in harmony and full of character,” wrote Tour Worthy of the couple’s unique, earthy sound.
A metaphor for the two artists’ meeting and subsequent partnership, Meet Me There is reflective of the “unexpected nature of life and how we adapt to it,” according to Justin. Highlights of the heavily co-written album include “You Only Have to Break My Heart,” “Yours Tonight,” and the poignant “Red Lights.”
If you asked the 24 year-old singer-songwriter what kind of genre he plays, he’d reply with a simple response; “I just play music.”
And quite frankly, that’s the truth.
That question used to be easier for Hunter to answer. He used to just be a blues guitarist. However, at the age of 17, he began writing his own music and developing his own voice as a singer. After a few years of cutting his teeth in the Atlanta market and becoming a sold out headliner at famed venues such as Eddie’s Attic, Hunter found himself in Nashville recording his first full length effort, “Broken Heart’s & Melodies” (produced by Dana C. Lamb with John Bass) combined folk songwriting sensibilities with blues guitar playing and hints of pop and R&B; all by his 21st birthday.
The independent release proved to be a pivotal stepping stone, catching the attention of Atlanta-based producer Dan Hannon (Aaron Shust, Manchester Orchestra) and nationally recognized, Grammy-Nominated Producer “Mama” Jan Smith (Usher, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, and more). With Hunter continuing his development with Mama Jan, he continued to carve his place in the Atlanta songwriter scene becoming a staple at the city’s songwriting hubs. With a new EP in the works, produced by both Hannon and Mama Jan, the story of Hunter Callahan’s music is just beginning.