Gary Hunt

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: St. Louis musician Gary Hunt is always eager to play his own guitar, dobro, mandolin or fiddle, but he is reluctant to blow his own horn.

When he is asked about his band affiliations, the answer comes back so … matter-of-factly:

“I play with a band called Swing DeVille, which is a gypsy jazz swing band. I play a couple of times a month with a hard country band called the Grovers. I play with a Western swing band called the Palominos. I play with Sandy Weltman in a gypsy band called Hot Club Caravan. I play with a bluegrass band, the Lonesome Pines. And then I also play with Nick Nixon, who is a pretty well known songwriter and big country guy in St. Louis.”

Lovers of St. Louis Public Radio and classical music may have learned something new on Cityscape today from St. Louis fiddler Justin Branum and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  "You don't spill beer on a violin," they explained.