Corey Hunt Band w/ Ross Cooper

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Corey Hunt Band w/ Ross Cooper

Wed, February 28, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages


Corey Hunt Band
Corey Hunt Band
The Corey Hunt Band hails from Randolph County, North Carolina, but more and more their music is taking them across the country on tour and into the ears of listeners around the world. They’ve found especially fertile ground for their sound – original country music shot through with acoustic folk and rock & roll attitude. Along with right-hand-man bandmate Eric Wise, Hunt has scored success on the iTunes Country Album Chart, mingling with mainstream stars and legends in the Top 100 (rising as high as #71) upon the release of their latest album The Tower. “People ask when we’re gonna make it/well the truth is we already have,” the title song insists; for starters, the lead-off single “Hannah Belle” cracked the Top 50 on the Texas Regional Radio Report chart. Hunt’s songwriting ranges from sincere romanticism to outlaw rebellion, and their do-it-yourself approach to booking, recording, and gigging has given them the freedom to explore and expand their music as they grow. With room to grow and momentum on their side, their crowd-pleasing and relatable take on modern roots music is poised for bigger and better things every time they hit the stage or the studio.
Ross Cooper
Ross Cooper
In a world of sound bites, text messages and ten second online videos, it takes a special talent to get people to pay attention to music for more than a few moments at a time. Lubbock, Texas native Ross Cooper is that talent. His upcoming album I RODE THE WILD HORSES makes a case for long-term listening, the kind of music headphones were designed for. His is an intimate listening experience that starts with the introspective title track and segues to story songs, the kind of songwriting Texas, Lubbock in particular, has been giving America for centuries.ting as his music is, Ross Cooper’s story may be even more captivating, if not unexpected. Born into rodeo family (where his parents met), Cooper spent his life in the rodeo and, up until a few years ago, he had dual careers as both a bareback bronc rider and musician. It took a knee injury for the storytelling singer/songwriter to decide where his true path lead and fortunately for us, he chose music.

A product of West Texas from a town which he says is “an island surrounded by dirt,” Ross Cooper comes to music as naturally as he did the rodeo. While his family wasn’t heavily invested in music, he wrote his first song with his mother on her piano – Ross was only ten. From there, he learned from and listened to his parent’s favorite music (ZZ Top and Hank Williams), then his older brother’s (Cory Morrow, Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen). As great as those influences are, it wasn’t until Cooper heard The Mavericks and Ryan Adams that music really clicked.

From there, Ross Cooper was off. It brought him to a style of music that is unexpected from former rodeo stars: an amalgam of all those influences, but not stuck in one little box. This is music for everyone, not music tailored for the rodeo life. Some would call it Americana, some would call it Country, some would call it Rock. Whatever genre you choose to place it under, what it is is good music, and with that Cooper manages to take us on a journey that cannot happen in sound bites, text messages, or 10 second videos.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801