Hunter spent his teenage years in Berkeley, Calif., taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani.
After a move to Paris, Hunter returned to California and joined Michael Franti’s Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and then embarked on his solo career. Since then, he has recorded or been featured on more than 30 albums, rarely playing on anything but a seven- or eight-string guitar, a configuration that allows him to perform unaccompanied bass runs, rhythm guitar and solos.
Hunter’s latest album with drummer Scott Amendola, the brilliantly titled Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead, is the guitarist’s evocation of America’s mood in a musical narrative that embodies the country’s fears, frustrations and hopes.
CHARLIE HUNTER performs Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 20th Century Theatre in Oakley with Scott Amendola. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.