Hunter Tynan Davis Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Hunter Tynan Davis Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout
Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe
yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?

Answer: If Jack Johnson and Tom Petty raised a son in
Texas, that songwriting and performing son would be me!

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were
your highlights?

Answer:  This last year has been by far my biggest
banner year. Released a music video for God Broke The Mold and garnered over
70,000 views on twitter in one week! Also, recently performed on and aired my
newest single Best Is Yet To Come on the iconic radio show 650 AM WSM that
aired all across the globe!

Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how’s it
doing?

Answer: At the beginning of 2019 I’m releasing Ferris
Wheel a full 8 song record!

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the
CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Answer:  On the new record Ferris Wheel there’s
a track titled Karma – a line in the song says “What goes around comes around,
like an old Ferris Wheel“ There was
something universal about the line that I felt really fit the record and timbre
of the album.

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not,
how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Answer:  I Do – Except “Best is Yet To Come“ and
“Build“ (Co-written with myself, Robby
Hecht and Mando Saenz)

Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your
album (influences, etc).

Answer: The overall feel was influenced by
“Southeastern“ by Jason Isbell and “Lovers and Leavers“ by Hayes Carl. The
stripped down, bare presentation was vulnerable and appealing in a way that
really framed the songs best.

Lamitschka:  Your current single is being played by
radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to
hear it?

Answer: “Best Is Yet To Come“ is a perpetually
optimistic tune while not being self righteous People (for the most part) just
want to have a genuine and organic sense of well being and I feel that song
captures a bit of that.

Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record
the most?

Answer:  Whatever songs capture the most honesty and
create the best emotions for the listeners and myself.

Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the
songs you have recorded and what’s the story behind it?

Answer:  Personally, its “Karma“ The lyrics are so
viceral and sonically it just captures this spectral landscape. Its a very
emotional song for me.

Lamitschka:  How much creative control do you have
over your music?

Answer:  Im very lucky that the team of people I work
with respect my input and creative process and more importantly I trust them.
From the engineers to the producers everyone is so repectful and talented that
their input and feedback is crucial to capturing the best moments and aspects
of the songs…because ultimately its about the tunes.

Lamitschka:  Who inspires you musically and how deep
do your musical roots run?

Answer:  I’m heavily influenced by Tom Petty, Jackson
Browne, and more recently Jason Isbell and Amos Lee. I just so highly admire
their dedication to the craft of wordsmithing and melodies. My father
introduced me early.

Lamitschka:  What do you think about today’s music
scene versus its post and where do you see it going in the future?

Answer:  As it always has, the music scene is
perpetually shifting. But with advent of spotify and other streaming services,
the scene is getting more saturated with more and more songs. But, the
wonderful thing about that saturation, is that it is revitalizing the live
music and festival circuit. With more and more people able to independently
release music to the masses, its forcing people to really go track down those
artist live. Its very exciting.

Lamitschka:  As an artist, you so many tasks such as
recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what’s your favorite
activity?

Answer:  The crafting of the actual songs themselves.
From the words and melodies, to the guitar parts, everything is this sonic
puzzle that you have to navigate.

Lamitschka:  What was your big break that got you
into the music business?

Answer: When I met my producer and mentor Ken Coomer
(Wilco, Emmy Lou Harris, etc etc). He has just been a constant supporter and
helped open doors for me I didnt know existed; also he a wonderful human!

Lamitschka:  Before you became a star, were your
friends and family supportive or was it a struggle?

Answer:  My biggest blessing is the love and support
from my family. Often times they pushed me to keep pursuing my artistry when I
was on the verge of leaving.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become an artist?

Answer:  I always looked up to artist for what they
stood for and the courage to truly puruse what they believed in, so from an
early age I knew its what I wanted.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a
songwriter?

Answer:  My father was a songwriter and I was
completely mezmerised by the craft of melodies and wordsmithing.

Lamitschka:  What drives you?

Answer:  Im always wanting to create and perform the
best and most authentic music so thats always keeping my honest with myself.

Lamitschka:  What has been your greatest challenge in
music business?

Answer: The alone time. Most of your time is spent away
from your family and loved ones when youre on the road or while you were
building your career so thats always a tough aspect of it.

Lamitschka:  Who is your biggest critic, yourself or
others?

Answer:  Defintely myself. I feel in way, thats what
keeps the drive so high and the pursuit of the best songs and performances.

Lamitschka:  When you get time off, how do you like
to relax?

Answer:  Oddly enough (may not sound relaxing) but
boxing.

Lamitschka:  What hopes and desires do you have?

Answer:  To continue to pursue this career at the
highest level and just embody the best traits of being a human.

Lamitschka:  Many European fans travel to the United
States to attend the several of the music festivals for the opportunity to see
so many of their favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be
participating and how will the fans be able to find you?

Answer:  They can always check in at www.huntertynandavis.com and other
social medias (IG: huntertynandavis)

Lamitschka:  Is there any place you haven’t played
that you would like to?

Answer:  Red Rocks in Colorado

 

Lamitschka:  What’s the best compliment a fan has
ever given you?

Answer:  An older couple came up to me after a show
and said that a song of mine “Save“ reminded them so much of their daughter who
has passed from cancer. That really, really hit home.

Lamitschka:  What’s your favorite song that you wish
you could have recorded?

Answer: “These Days“ by Jackson Browne or “Without
You“ by Keith Urban

Lamitschka:  What message would you like to send your
European fans?

Answer:  I cant wait to get over and perform for
yall!

Lamitschka:  Describe what a perfect day is like for
you.

Answer:  Early morning guitar and coffee outside at
my cabin on the gulf followed by chasing the sun out on the bay.

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de ) for
Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

 Photo credit to Shy Blakeman

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