Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bridge Street Live
Collinsville, CT

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Bridge Street Live
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Phone: (860) 693-9762
41 Bridge Street
Collinsville, CT 06022
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'Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead,' the renowned guitarist/composer Charlie Hunter's new duo recording with drummer Scott Amendola, is an album that's easy to get behind. A complete departure from last year's 'Public Domain' -- a true solo album -- and the previous year's 'Gentlemen,' 'I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid' -- which incorporated two trombones and trumpet into Hunter's instrumental arsenal -- 'Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead' is Hunter's first recording of original compositions in three years. It's also, perhaps, his most candid and forthright set of songs ever. "Our intention in making this record was to tell a bunch of stories around the central theme of the album's title,” says Hunter. "The new tunes are meant to evoke some of the things you might see in your travels through the USA these days. Scott and I wanted to think of each composition as a starting point for some kind of narrative." Recorded with Hunter and Amendola playing in the same room simultaneously -- an old-school recording method that has been virtually lost in today's cut-and-paste world -- Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead was written by Hunter while at home, inspired by his touring. "I love the nooks and crannies of the U.S., and this album is for the people living in these places." wasn't kidding when it wrote that Charlie Hunter "can be counted on to shake things up every couple of discs," and 'Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead' certainly gives things a good stir. "I really tried to just let it be whatever it was going to be," he says, "taking elements from what I like -- blues, jazz, R&B -- and putting them together to make a duo record." At the core, of course, is Hunter's always-spellbinding guitar work. The Guardian (U.K.) proclaimed that Hunter possesses "one of the most original techniques in the instrument's history."
Ticket Price: $17 GA, $27 VIP
Show Time:7:00 PM

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