By Gabe Garcia
The Huntertones performed on Sunday at Dorian Books, which is one of the many stops on their “Live” tour. Dorian Books is located at 802 Elm Street right across from Cafaro House.
The Huntertones are a high energy instrumental band that began in Columbus in 2011 but moved to Brooklyn, New York in March 2014. They incorporate various genres in their songs such as jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B and rock.
There are six members in the band which include Dan White (saxophone), Jon Lampley (trumpet), Chris Ott (trombone), Josh Hill (guitar), Adam DeAscentis (bass) and John Hubbell (drums).
“I am so proud to come back to Boardman and show this band to my hometown friends and family,” said DeAscentis. “We’re all really proud of our music and the new album, and are so excited to share it with Youngstown for the first time.”
The band is using this Ohio tour to promote the release of their new album ‘Live’ which was released on Sept. 30. It can be purchased on iTunes or streamed on Spotify. The Ohio tour began on Oct. 7 at the BLU Jazz club in Akron and will finish on Oct. 22 at the MOTR Pub in Cincinnati.
At the start of 2016, the Huntertones were on tour outside of the United States and played in Bermuda, South America and Africa. All of this was funded by the U.S. State Department, enabling the band to meet with many different musicians in these areas and learn new cultural aspects.
“We’re all really pumped to get back out on the road and promote this new album, as well as share some brand new music with everyone,” Lampley said. “It’s been awesome to see the growth of the band over the years. Every tour we’re reaching more and more people and I think this tour is going to be our best one yet.”
Dan White, the saxophone player for the band, said he was excited to release this new album and it was something that the entire band was proud of.
“This is a very exciting time for us,” White said. “We’ve spent the past year writing new music and traveling all over the world and look forward to returning to the Midwest to share it.”
For more information about the Huntertones tour, go to www.huntertones.com.