Bringing her violin and her group The Gatherers, Phoebe Hunt will perform Saturday, February 10, at the Bitterroot Performing Arts Center in Hamilton. The 8 p.m. concert is part of the popular Bitterroot Performing Arts series. This is her second stop in Montana, performing in Bozeman Wednesday night.

Phoebe has been gathering a growing stack of praise from such critics as Rolling Stone Country, where they named her one of their Top 10 "New Country Artists You Need to Know." But her music also crosses the boundaries into jazz and swings, too. Her latest album, "Shanti's Shadow," was released last summer and the Hamilton visit is one of the first on a 19-city tour that will take the group to Washington, Oregon, Florida, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. You can check out her music at YouTube.

Phoebe also is a featured TedX speaker. She recently talked about music's healing powers in a Veteran's Day presentation. "Sing Your Pain Away: Songs Written With War Veterans" brings out a story of how pain and trauma can be healed through song. She tells of teaching others how to listen to the music within themselves and express it. The music Saturday will be memorable. Tickets might still be available at the Bitterroot Performaing Arts Council box office on the 100 block of Main in Hamilton or at the Council's website.