The Hunter Rea Band will be in Bryan-College Station on December 8, performing at Hurricane Harry’s at 8 p.m.
The band is comprised of four friends from Belton, Texas: Hunter Glaske, lead vocals and guitar; Mason Hightower, guitar; John Allen Davidson, bass; and Adam Rea, drums. Glaske and Rea met while playing football at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. The two began to play around with instruments and eventually decided to start their own band. Davidson joined on to make the three-piece band. After a few other members came and went, Hightower joined and completed the band. Since then, the Hunter Rea Band has worked on crafting their sound in the Texas country music scene, and they have spent the past few years working on their first studio album.
Lead singer Glaske has a voice reminiscent to Phillip Phillips. It is deep and powerful, rugged and raspy, and yet delicate enough to hit every note without a strain. Glaske has the ability to switch genre sounds across different tracks, bringing more of a rock and roll feel on songs such as “Memories,” and soulful, country sound in “Change Your Last Name.”
The music itself is a perfect mix of blues, rock and roll, county and southern soul, which reflects the band’s influences. Bluesy vocals, solid songwriting and lots of energy sets this group apart from other rising bands in the industry.
Make sure you see one of Texas’ up-and-coming bands as the make their way to Hurricane Harry’s. The Hunter Rea Band is definitely a sound everyone needs to hear. If you are unable to attend the event, be sure to check out the Hunter Rea Band on Spotify or pick up their recently released studio album, “Lovin’ Ain’t Free.”