New Release Rack: Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola’s “Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting Ahead”

October 10th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola: Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting AheadGuitar great Charlie Hunter’s performance at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival last month was washed out when the mid-afternoon rain storm abruptly cut the festival short.

But Hunter’s fans will have three opportunities to catch him in action during the next week and a half when he teams up with drummer Scott Amendola for a series of performances in support of the duo’s new collaborative album, Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting Ahead, which was released last week.

The duo will step into the spotlight at Red Square in Albany on Thursday (October 11), followed by shows at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, October 17 and Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, October 19.

Hunter’s first album of original material in three years, Not Getting Behind Is the New Getting Ahead is a collection of 10 songs that were recorded with both musicians playing in the same room simultaneously, with no headphones. And there’s no mixing, editing or overdubs on the album, either. The album was recorded straight to two-track analog 1/4-inch tape.

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Charlie Hunter, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

October 19th, 2010, 2:02 pm by Greg

Charlie Hunter

“When I was growing up, my mom had so many albums around the house – everything ‘Music From Big Pink’ to old, really old Robert Johnson and Johnny Cash records – that I don’t really remember what the first one that I bought was.

But it was probably a Beatles record or something.”

Master guitarist Charlie Hunter makes a tour stop at the Van Dyck in Schenectady with the Charlie Hunter Band on Saturday. Showtimes are 7 & 9:30pm. Tix are $22 in advance; $26 at the door.

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