Swing DeVille


Blending stringed instruments and a myriad of musical styles, this ensemble creates a unique, "unplugged" listening experience.   They draw their musical influences not only from the early Western Swing sound, but also from Old-Time Fiddle,  Bluegrass, Big Band, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Pop Music of the 20's through the 40's, and a variety of traditional and contemporary styles.  In addition, the band continues to compose original songs and add them to its repertoire.  Swing De Ville has a stage presentation designed to delight concert audiences and dancers alike.  Their lively stage show is known for it's musical energy and is sure to make you pat your foot.  They play acoustically, with or without a P.A. system, on quality vintage instruments, and can quickly adjust to fit any volume level or ambiance. 


Gary Hunt (Guitar & Vocals)

In addition to being considered by many to be the most talented and versatile guitarist in the St. Louis region, Gary is also a very gifted songwriter.  Gary has performed & toured with internationally famous and preeminent Americana and Bluegrass artist Tim O’Nrien.  On a local and regional basis, Gary leads The Lonesome Pines and The Poor Mountaineers Bluegrass groups.  He won “best Guitarist” in the river front times poll for his tele skills with the band Colonel Ford and the Palaminos country and western swing bands.  For several years Gary also fronted the nationally acclaimed rockabilly band, the Rockhouse Ramblers.  Gary’s gypsy guitar is a gorgeous hand made French instrument by the world-renowned luthier, Maurice Dupont of Cognac, France.