“Honest, genuine, skillfully executed music” – Jon Batiste
Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music: their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre-bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music.
The band formed in Columbus, OH and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over twenty-five countries worldwide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Huntertones claim more authority than ever as they drive into their tenth year. Their latest release, 2023’s Engine Co. is six songs tracked together in the live room of Atomic Studios in Brooklyn, serving as a reminder to Huntertones and their listeners that the best way to get to the heart of any song is simply in the moment.
Dan White, saxophones
Jon Lampley, trumpet/sousaphone
Chris Ott, trombone/beatbox
Adam DeAscentis, bass
John Hubbell, drums
Josh Hill, guitar
Louis Cato is a Grammy-nominated and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with various artists including Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste, Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest.
His love of music started at age two when the purchase of his first drum set evolved into an appreciation of the southern gospel from his native North Carolina and continued into his education at the Berklee College of Music.
Cato has an undeniable ability to craft sonic landscapes into timeless masterpieces. After two decades of lending his talents to other projects, Cato released his first solo record, 2017’s Starting Now, which he also mixed and produced entirely by himself.
After playing in the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since the show’s 2015 inception, Cato was recently named bandleader for the newly renamed The Late Show Band.
Recommended for Fans of Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste and Cory Wong.