Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Van Hunt (1970) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
He released his debut album, Van Hunt, in 2004, and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in 2006, both on Capitol Records. He won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for appearing on the tribute version of the Sly & the Family Stone song, "Family Affair", in 2007.
He transitioned to Blue Note Records where his 2008 album, Popular, was shelved and never released. He self-released the compilation album Use in Case of Emergency in 2009.
A charismatic and engaging live performer, Hunt has also attracted critical praise touring both as headliner as well as alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band.
An avid beret wearer who, interestingly, seems to always wear a bandana underneath his beret…