Texas sounds

Posted April 12, 2007

Texas native Jana Hunter makes a rare visit to Martha's Vineyard as part of a national tour in support of her new record "There's No Home." Her Vineyard performance comes fresh on the heels of her appearance at the giant South by Southwest music festival in Austin. She was a founding member of the Texas band Matty and Mossy. Their sole recording, "Fraimers Haimey," went to #1 on the radio stations KTRU-FM and KSPC. Filmmaker Andrew Bujalski used the band's songs in his motion pictures "Funny Ha Ha" and "Mutual Appreciation." Ms. Hunter has toured alongside the bands Viking Moses, Castanets, Indian Jewelry, and Winter Flowers. Her music has been linked to the new genre New Weird America and has picked up positive buzz in the independent music press. Her debut record, "Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom," remains a classic of the indie-rock genre.

Ms. Hunter will be joined by local musician J Buster, an alumni of the defunct Island band Mousey Tongue. He will perform a rare solo set of new and old material. J Buster has recently released a book of poetry with friend and collaborator David Smiley and the two are recording an album as a musical duo.

Jana Hunter with special guest J Buster. Saturday, April 14, at 7 pm, at Aboveground Records, at the Triangle, Edgartown. $5 suggested donation.