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Music in the Park- Fletcher-Murphy Park – Senie Hunt
August 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senie Hunt is a self-taught, singer-songwriter and percussive guitarist based in Concord, New Hampshire. 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 and his twin sister used djembe drumming as a creative outlet to process the traumas of their early childhood.
With the help of his adoptive father, an amateur guitarist, Senie began to play the guitar at the age of 7. He learned most of what he knows through watching footage of live concerts of early influencers, especially Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers. As he learned guitar, Senie’s rhythmic instincts led him to experiment with drumming on the guitar as a way to capture the sound and rhythms of his West African roots. Senie’s playing is eclectic, powerful and artfully unique. This original approach and performance style, especially his unique percussion, 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 up for well established artists such as Richard Thompson, The Levin Brothers, Brooks Young Band, Daby Touré, Delusive Relics, and Hank Osborne. Senie’s first studio album ‘Song Bird’ is available now on all Platforms.
The Music in the Park Series in Fletcher-Murphy Park on Fayette Street in Concord, NH is a collaborative effort between the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Concord Community Music School, and the Concord Parks and Recreation Department. This inaugural concert series is sponsored by our good friends at Concord Pediatric Dentistry.