CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO

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CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO
Friday, October 6, 2017 8:30 PM
5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00 - $35.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Funk
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  • 08:30 PM - Charlie Hunter Trio
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With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones , Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope, GroundUP and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today's great guitarists. 

Hunter’s 2016 album, Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth, was released on Snarky Puppy’s label, GroundUP Music, and distributed by Universal Music Classics in 2016.

The superlative ten-tune collection of songs—all originals except for one cover—is steeped in the blues and r&b. Hunter has enlisted a stellar support team of trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and drummer Bobby Previte who play live in the studio for optimum effect. At turns Hunter’s new music takes on a noir feel, lopes in a fluid slow flow, charges upbeat with a groove and horn interchange, twirls into a playful party mode, moves into a gentle lyricism—all soaked in a blues sensibility and tone.

Hunter graduated from Berkeley High School and took lessons from guitar teacher Joe Satriani. At eighteen he moved to Paris. Hunter says that it was his experience busking on the streets of Paris that provided him with "on the job training" because he busked for 8 to 12 hours a day to make ends meet. 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.  Since 1993, Charlie Hunters mindboggling guitar technique has garnered him fans around the world, critical acclaim and recordings with some of the most prestigious names in jazz and pop