“…a man who [has] built his badass reputation by conquering hairy bass lines and heady post-bop melodies simultaneously on custom eight-string instruments… Hunter is still a musical beast.” – Guitar Player
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’s signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today’s great guitarists.
“…few can play with Hunter’s degree of instrumental acumen, interpretive trust, unfailing spontaneity, and conceptual independence.” -All About Jazz
“He can convincingly simulate the sound of two or three musicians playing together” -Jazz Times
Keller Williams is a big fan of Charlie Hunter and you can read about Keller’s thoughts on Charlie and his music on on his blog: “Charlie Hunter is a freak of nature. If you don’t know about him, here’s the deal. He plays a custom 7 string guitar. 3 bass strings and 4 guitar strings. If you hear him on cd, you might think you were listening to an incredible bass player and an insane guitar player. But it’s him playing both parts, simultaneously. To see it live is truly something to behold.”
Another big fan of Charlie Hunter is John Mayer. Check out this video where they discuss inspiration and jam a bit!