"Mama Jan" Smith with Peter Vogl
Peter Vogl, Hunter Callahan
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Mama Jan Smith
For over twenty-five years, "Mama Jan" Smith (www.jansmith.com) has been a prominent & beloved figure in the music industry either as a singer/songwriter, a Grammy-nominated producer, a GA Music Hall of Fame inductee, or most notably, as the vocal coach and "go-to girl" who has tended to some of the most distinctive and successful voices in today's commercial music industry. Tonight, Mama Jan brings her own voice to the Attic stage with her long-time guitarist and fellow colleague, Peter Vogl. A perfect show for Mother's Day weekend, so be sure to bring your own Momma to the Attic for a special treat!
If you asked the 25 year-old singer-songwriter what kind of genre he plays, he’d reply with a simple response; “I just play music.”
And quite frankly, that’s the truth.
That question used to be easier for Hunter to answer. He used to just be a blues guitarist. However, at the age of 17, he began writing his own music and developing his own voice as a singer. After a few years of cutting his teeth in the Atlanta market and becoming a sold out headliner at famed venues such as Eddie’s Attic, Hunter found himself in Nashville recording his first full length effort, “Broken Heart’s & Melodies” (produced by Dana C. Lamb with John Bass) combined folk songwriting sensibilities with blues guitar playing and hints of pop and all by his 21st birthday.
The independent release proved to be a pivotal stepping stone, catching the attention of Atlanta-based producer Dan Hannon (Aaron Shust, Manchester Orchestra) and nationally recognized, Grammy-Nominated Producer “Mama” Jan Smith (Usher, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, and more). With Hunter continuing his development with Mama Jan, he continued to carve his place in the Atlanta songwriter scene becoming a staple at the city’s songwriting hubs. With a new EP in the works, produced by both Hannon and Mama Jan, the story of Hunter Callahan’s music is just beginning.