My own awareness of Red Hunter began much like the larger-than-life American folk tales of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett. Friends and other musicians would tell me their stories of seeing a performance in a cemetery, on a construction site or in an empty loft. Chris would certainly agree with me that meeting Red/seeing a Peter & The Wolf performance is in no way a letdown. He somehow balances elements of himself (the traveler, the dreamer and the storyteller) and spills it out in these incredible settings.
As Chris returns from the Lone Star state's entertaining (to say the least) capital, Austin's own Peter & The Wolf offer up a track from their latest release. "Safe Travels" is the first mp3 released from the upcoming Lightness LP, the band's first on the Worker's Institute label.
"Lightness is a whole record about that feeling when you wake up all
sentimental from a dream and you want to call your friends and ask How is your health, how's your dad, how's travels? It is about those good mornings when you're just wishin' everybody well."
Red is a touring machine and will surely be near you in the next few months. Find him and wish him well.
- Garrison Reid of IndieInterviews
Mp3: "Safe Travels"
Mp3: "Red Sun" from IndieInterviews podcast
MySpace: Peter & the Wolf