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Charlie Hunter In Concert

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Charlie Hunter In Concert

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Charlie Hunter In Concert

Charlie Hunter In Concert

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Charlie Hunter performs on the World Cafe Live stage Friday, Feb. 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Charlie Hunter performs on the World Cafe Live stage Friday, Feb. 25.

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Set List

  • "High and Dry"
  • "Ode to My Honda Odyssey"
  • "Antoine"
  • "Ain't We Got Fun"
  • "You Look Good In Orange"

Coming into prominence in the early 1990s, Charlie Hunter is both incredibly swift with technique and open to the spontaneity of improvisation. Piecing together songs with his custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars, bass and drums, his songs are calculated and full of genuine expertise.

Hunter's recent work was inspired by his love for early blues and jazz. Public Domain contains a series of jazzed-up old-time songs that have outlived copyright and entered the public domain. Using just a few mics and amps, the album was recorded in a few hours and has a very intimate, fresh sound that plays with elements of blues, funk and jazz.

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