Making a Living in Rock and Roll: Christy Hunt at IPR


Christy Hunt recently joined us at IPR for an installment of DIY 360.  She’s the singer-songwriter of the local band Ouija Radio and guitarist for the Detroit-based, internationally known indie rock cult band,The Von Bondies.  Christy discussed growing up on the Iron Range and coming to the Twin Cities rock and roll mecca. Described by City Pages as a “bubblegum Axewoman Barbie,” Christy Hunt is a rare post- punky guitar shredder in a mostly man’s world.  She discussed making a living in rock and roll as songwriter, club booker and for-hire rocking guitarist.


DIY 360 is a weekly event hosted by Adam Levy. The goal is to introduce students to professionals in the field who have been successful, frequently by adapting to changes in the business where they make use of multiple skill sets. Guests share information about their careers, their philosophies about professionalism and their art.  Guests often give advice to budding artists, entertainment business professionals, producers and engineers.  DIY 360 is an opportunity for students to network with those working in the field and with each other as they work toward career success.

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