BIO

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...“My fear is, by the time the Granite State decides to figure out what to do with Senie Hunt and his percussive psalms and hypnotic talents, he will have already moved on in the world to be seen and heard. He’s that good. Do yourself a favor. Find this man. You won’t regret it. “ --Rob Azevedo, writer and radio host of the music series “Granite State of Mind.”

..."Senie is a guitar master and innovator. His percussive style ranges dulcet melodies to tribal rhythms...Senie’s music leaves its listener completely soothed and wanting more." --Scott Heron, musician, radio host and founder of "Folk New Hampshire." 

Senie Hunt is a self-taught, singer-songwriter and percussive guitarist based in Memphis, Tennessee. Adopted from Sierra Leone at age 5 during the brutal Diamond Wars, Senie brought with him an inherent passion for West African rhythms and percussion.

 

As a young boy, Senie used djembe drumming as a creative outlet to process the traumas of their early childhood. With the help of his adoptive father, who introduced him to the guitar, Senie started to experiment with combining traditional guitar styles with a percussive groove capturing his West African roots. He learned most of what he knows through watching live footage of his early influencers like Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, and The Allman Brothers, as well as later influences like Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel, and Andy McKee. 

 

Senie’s playing is eclectic, powerful and artfully unique. This original approach and performance style, especially his unique percussion and creative live looping, sets Senie apart from other acoustic guitarists. Senie composes continuously and has a large body of work for one so young. In 2020, he was awarded the Innovators award at the Granite State of Mind Music Awards for his guitar mastery, and unique compositions. His spotlight includes opening for artists such as Richard Thompson, The Levin Brothers, Brooks Young, Daby Touré and Robert Randolph. Senie released his studio EP ‘Song Bird' in 2019 and a Christmas EP ‘Winter Meadow’ in 2020.

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