Peter and the Wolf
Red and his band of thieves
Moving straight on up from MTV.com, Red Hunter and his band were recently featured on ABC News (in the Money section, oddly enough), and word has it that Red is even going to be on Good Morning America today or tomorrow.
Of course, Red's Sailboat Tour idea started as a natural progression stemming from his penchant for playing non-traditional venues. But with soaring gas prices, Red's idea is starting to look even more innovative and genius, and the huge media outlets are taking note. From ABC.com:
"Red Hunter puts out music under his own label and drives himself when he tours in the luxury of his Toyota Corolla. He estimates that an average tour up the East Coast, traveling more than 1,000 miles over several weeks to play 10 to 15 venues, would cost him around $900 to $1,000 for gas alone. And that expense has become crushing during the last several months, when gas prices climbed to an average of $2.92 a gallon, about 31 percent higher than the price a year ago"
Red will be joined on the Sailboat Tour by Jana Hunter and Ray Raposa. I'm glad to see this tour getting the exposure it deserves, and if you find yourself near any of the stops along the Intracoastal, it's in your best interest to get check it out. Stay up on the tour dates here.
Peter & the Wolf The Owl mp3
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