Hunter Cross

Hunter Cross

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The Skeleton Krew have been taken aback in recent months by their ever-growing, small-town success, but more and more, this neo-psychedelic indie duo are chomping at the bit to make it on the road. Their blues-infused sound has been creating a buzz around the small but mighty town of Jackson, Tennessee, since 2014.
The band began as a solo project under the name of The Killing Flower by frontman Hunter Cross, a young but experienced singer/songwriter and composer. He brought with him into the studio friend and bassist Cameron Briley, and the two realized quickly that something permanent had begun to solidify itself. “We had a natural chemistry; we just clicked,” says Cameron, “It was like ‘Ok! You’re supposed to be doing this!’”
Cross, a longtime fan of psychedelic and shoegaze music but looking for a new sound, laid the foundation for the band in folk and blues. He says, “I had played heavy for years; I wanted to try something new.” Gradually, a heavier electric sound did begin to emerge from these back-to-basics roots, and its uniqueness – with true blues basslines and guitar ranging from grungy to psychedelic – helped the young act rise quickly through the ranks. “The young man can make his guitar sizzle with sound,” writes local videographer Bill Seeley. With this new sound came a new name: The Skeleton Krew.
Their learning curve has been swift by necessity; the release of their debut EP, Ache, sold out within a few weeks. To date, The Skeleton Krew have moved over 300 units of various EP’s and over 100 units of T-shirts and other merchandise in their home town alone. They are unique within the Hub City circuit in their appeal to a young demographic – fostering in Jackson a surge of young artists and creating events and shows in which the up-and-coming musician can perform. Cameron notes, “Being underage is a struggle when most of the places you can play are bars. We want kids to have an outlet; we feel that that’s really a top priority – it’s kept us out