Singing siblings returning

Press Release

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce the return of seven siblings, “The Hunts,” this Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m.
The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Va., they grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.
Josh (guitar, lead vocals), Jenni (violin, lead vocals), Jonathan (keys, vocals), Jordan (drums, vocals), Justin (bass, vocals), Jamison (mandolin, vocals) and Jessi (viola, banjo, vocals) pour their blood, sweat, and tears into every song and strive to write music that moves hearts with beauty, power, and joy.
The Hunts have opened for world-renowned bands such as The Fray, X-Ambassadors, Judah and the Lion, OAR, etc., and have appeared at world-class music festivals and stages, including Austin City Limits, Red Rocks, Firefly, and Summerfest.
Their music has been used for national TV shows and commercials and has more than 14 million streams on Spotify.
The band’s most recent record, “Darlin’ Oh Darlin'” was recorded and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Jonsi, Interpool, Head and the Heart, etc.)
The Hunts previously performed at Backus in July, 2013.
“Their agent called looking for another venue for them to play while they were in Minnesota and we had an open date,” recalled Backus event co-ordinator Robin Bjorkquist.
“After the show, a patron came up to me and said they’d been having a bad day but after hearing the music, it lifted her spirits.”
With that in mind, Backus booked the group for its 2018-19 Performing Arts Season since the family already was playing at other Minnesota venues.
“Now that they’ve been playing nationally for a while, we’re excited to have this group back,” said Bjorkquist.
“It’s fun to see such a large group of siblings writing and playing music together,” Bjorkquist added.
“It might not be exactly your favourite genre of music but it’s very easy listening and enjoyable for all ages.”
Tickets are on sale in advance at Betty’s in Fort Frances, City Drug in the Falls, and J&D Foods in Littlefork, as well as at the Backus office.
Tickets also will be available at the door on the night of the show.
They cost $12 for adults and $5 for children aged six-18 (kids five and under are free).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the Backus Community Center at 1-218-285-7225 or online at