In My Own Words...
~ Globe Trotting Rock n' Roller ~ Almost Famous ~ Musician ~
~ Writer ~ Producer ~ Human Being ~
Roxx Hunter was born in Detroit, under the shadow of Motown and rock n' roll, came of age in the wilds of the Yukon, and journeyed to far away corners of the globe playing music. A Cancer survivor, and survivor of a near fatal car crash in remote Africa, despite heartbreak, loss, and hard times, he has emerged as a skilled, versatile, and in demand musician, songwriter, and instructor.
Roxx lives to play live and has lit up thousands of shows from sold-out concerts and headlining festival gigs, to cultural and community events, radio and TV, as well as paying dues in clubs and bars, as an original artist, and as a hired gun.
His music has racked up over 150,000 plays online, has been 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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