Live performances from legendary guitarist Charlie Hunter are now available to stream on nugs.net. Known for expertly bending and traversing genres such as Blues and Jazz, Charlie Hunter’s music is made to be heard live. Right now you can open the nugs.net app and listen to a dozen live shows stretching all the way back to 1996.
Hunter was born in Rhode Island and developed a detailed knowledge of the guitar from his mother who repaired them for a living. In 1993, after some time playing with Michael Franti’s “Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy,” Hunter released his first album as the Charlie Hunter Trio. Since then, he’s released music under a variety of titles and toured with a number of notable icons like Galactic’s Stanton Moore. When we asked Hunter about his dream lineup for a band he told us he’s been lucky to play with some great musicians and he wouldn’t change a thing.
His signature sound comes from a custom seven-string guitar. Hunter uses the extra string to add a bass range that he can use for counterpointing. He is truly a master of the guitar and his live improvisations are a treat to the ear of any fan. Give these shows a listen and stay tuned for even more releases from Charlie Hunter on nugs.net.
Read our full Q+A here:
Q- You’ve made some really interesting custom modifications to the classical guitar. Could you walk us through how those modifications have changed your music throughout the years?
Guitar is the ultimate folk instrument. You can configure it however you want. I just happened to add bass range and do a lot of counterpoint on it
Q- You play such a range of venues, big and small, all over the country. What are your favorite venues and cities to play?
I honestly don’t have a favorite. Just happy to be able to play a gig!
Q- If you were given the golden ticket to form a supergroup with any musicians, dead or alive, who would you include?
I’ve been pretty lucky to play with great musicians so I wouldn’t change a thing