Hunter is our youngest artist, 14 years old, but with the maturity of someone much older – he is a go-getter to say the least, very tendentious and knows what he wants. We are happy to have him join us and we are thrilled to be making him a guitar to play for many years to come.
Born in Leesburg, Florida native Hunter Fletcher loved music since the day he was born and destined to become a musician. Moving to Gulfport Florida when he was 5 was a life changing event for him. Gulfport is comprised of many musicians and artists, rather than hanging out with the local kids Hunter sought out the artists and musicians. It was then he started to cut his teeth in the public spotlight. He was learning to weld sculptures at 5 and then went on to become a glass blower. He bought an electric guitar at age 8 and started to play it then switched to bass guitar when his father decided to pick it back up and start playing music again.
After 2 years of playing bass he was asked to start playing at open mics with local musicians. He then started playing guitar again. Acoustic this time around. Soon after he was playing out regularly with bands at venues throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Hunter continues to learn and progress as a musician. He strives for perfection and is his own worst critic. He has been playing out the past year, most recently as the guitarist for The Muddy River Bottom Waders, at such shows and venues as Old Key West, Fubar, Mad Beach Fish House, The St. Pete Folk Fest, Radio Station WMNF and The Palladium in St Petersburg Fl. His musical influences include, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt, Ralph Stanley , Billy Strings, The Who, The Dixie Dregs, Blue Oyster Cult, outlaw country, and a slew of others. Hunter attends middle school at The Walden School in Gulfport Florida.