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CHARLIE HUNTER :: April 20 This Ain't Hollywood :: April 22 Elmdale Ho

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Kick It Down Promotions in partnership with Jambands.Ca


World Renowned Master Guitar Player!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

w/guest Sam Klass

This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St N, Hamilton

$15 ADV Tickets, online or by phone

Ticketweb.ca & 1-888-222-6608

Tickets also available at the venue, Dr Disc, Shady

Grove, and Where Heads Meet

Doors 8:00 PM :: 19+




Friday, April 22, 2011

Elmdale House, 1084 Wellington St W, Ottawa

$15 ADV Tickets, online or by phone

Ticketweb.ca & 1-888-222-6608

Doors 9:00 PM :: 19+



After the highly successful Marco Benevento shows, Kick It Down

Promotions in partnership with jambands.ca is extremely pleased

to present world renowned guitar master, Charlie Hunter. Joining

Charlie on drums for this intimate occasion will be Terence

Higgins from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.



First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter has recorded 17

albums. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on

which he simultaneously plays basslines, rhythm guitar, and solos.

Critic Sean Westergaard describes Hunter's guitar technique as "mind-

boggling ... he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and

always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great

music, not to show off."

Hunter graduated from Berkeley High School and took lessons from

famed guitar teacher Joe Satriani. At eighteen he moved to Paris, and

after returning to the Bay area, Hunter played a seven-string guitar and

organ in Michael Franti's political rap group, The Disposable Heroes of

Hiphoprisy. In 1992, they were one of the opening acts for U2's Zoo TV


Since the debut of his self-titled Charlie Hunter Trio (which included

Dave Ellis on sax and Jay Lane on drums) in 1993, Charlie Hunter has

recorded seventeen albums. He co-founded Garage A Trois, a jazz

fusion band with Stanton Moore and Skerik. He has collaborated with

Bobby Previte for an ongoing project entitled "Groundtruther." He also

recorded and toured for Bobby Previte's The Coalition of the Willing in

2006. He appears on acclaimed jazz bassist Christian McBride's Live At

Tonic. On both The Coalition of the Willing and Live at Tonic he plays

6-string guitars. He also played guitar on the track "Me and Chuck"

from the Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel album, Highball with the

Devil, released in 1996. Hunter contributed to three songs for

D'Angelo's Voodoo (2000), including "The Root". Hunter has stated that

the session for the song was the most challenging session he has worked

on. Back on May 29th, 2005, John Mayer had Charlie Hunter and Steve

Jordan come into the studio to record an unwritten song for his album

'Continuum.' The song, which later became "In Repair" was recorded

and written on the fly in one day.

In the summer of 2007, Charlie toured with a trio that included New

York keyboardist Erik Deutsch and New York/New Orleans drummer

Simon Lott. This trio recorded the July, 2007 Fantasy release Mistico.

In 2008, Hunter recorded his first self-release, Baboon Strength.

Featured on the record are Erik Deutch on keys and Tony Mason on


In 2010 Charlie released his second solo outing, Public Domain. Not

since Solo Eight-String Guitar a decade ago has Charlie made a

recording of just him and his guitar. This time, he's down to 7-strings

and is performing songs that are all public domain. The songs were all

hand-picked by Charlie's grandfather.

Drumming sensation Eric Kalb (John Scofield, Sharon Jones, Deep

Banana Blackout, John Medeski) will be joining Charlie in Hamilton

and Ottawa (Elmdale House, Ottawa, Fri April 22).


Please visit charliehunter.com for more information, video, music,

and recent news.

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wow' date=' very excited for this one. i love charlie hunter, tickets purchased. i can finnaly get my vinyl signed by him. garage a trois folks with him would be nice. but solo is just as good. cheers rob[/quote']

Just don't ask for the autograph while he's playing

i can't promise anything davey boy. i am going to be so sloshed. but nyree will be with me and she will be the responsible one with the records :) Too Much!!! ;)

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