In My Own Words...
~ Globe Trotting Rock n' Roller ~ Almost Famous ~ Musician ~
~ Writer ~ Producer ~ Human Being ~
Born in Detroit, under the shadow of Motown and rock n' roll, coming of age in the wilds of the Yukon, and playing far away corners of the globe. Roxx Hunter has emerged as a highly skilled, versatile, and in demand musician, songwriter, and instructor. With an eclectic and ever evolving style, always reaching for the next rung on the musical ladder, Roxx has lit up thousands of live shows from sold-out concerts and headlining festival gigs, to cultural and community events, as well as paying dues in clubs and bars, as an original artist, and as a hired gun.
His music has racked up over 125,000 plays online, is covered by other artists, and was the soundtrack/score for a documentary. He's taught workshops, rock band camps, group and private lessons, and mentored young and old on their musical journey.
Roxx has shared the stage and worked with the following:
* Two-time Grammy winning singer and percussionist Bouna Vedere Maju (South Africa/Canada).
*Multi-platinum recording artist Jeff Martin of the Tea Party (Australia/Canada).
*Rapper J-Roc from the hit television show the Trailer Park Boys (Canada).
*Latin/Cuban artist Marco Claveria (Chile/Canada), Inuit/World group Pamyua (USA), African artist Ezra Man (Rwanda/Canada), and Metis fiddler/singer/songwriter Sierra Noble (Canada).
*Blues guitarist Jimmy D Lane (Chicago blues hall of fame), and Blues/Gospel songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Isaak (Maple Blues award winner, multiple Juno nominee).
*Award winning classical guitarist Nic Mah (Canada).
*Dove/Sesac Award Winning vocalist Jamie Rowe of rock band Guardian (USA), keyboardist David Stone of legendary rock group Rainbow (Canada), and hard rock outfit the Killer Dwarfs (Canada).
*Veteran northern musicians Hank Karr, The Canucks, Louie Goose, and Yukon Elvis.
Roxx has opened for the legendary Dr. Hook, Canadian rock icon Trooper, award winners The Sheepdogs, 54-40, Corb Lund, the Killer Dwarfs, Jerry Doucette, Doc Walker, Doug and the Slugs, and more.
Juno award nominee and Maple Blues recipient Brandon Isaak says, "Not just a great guitarist but a very good vocalist with a keen and unique sensibility with his song writing. Look out, this kid is on a mission from God."
And music columnist, playwright and reviewer Barry "Jack" Jenkins was quoted as saying, "Roxx Hunter wears very nice pants when he plays guitar. In fact, he's the best-pants-wearing guitarist I've ever seen, playing on a Wednesday night in Whitehorse. And the scarf is a really nice accent."
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