Steve Hunter CD Release Party
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Steve Hunter was born in Decatur Ilinois in 1948, at age 19 he was drafted into the army and deployed to Okinawa where he worked as an x-ray tech in the air vac hospital. Having learned to play the pedal steel from eight years old he had moved on to guitar and continued to play as much as he could whilst in the army.
Once back at home he began to forge a reputation as a gifted player and since the 70's he has been contributing his expertise, style and tone to other people’s albums. Starting with Mitch Ryder in 1971 and moving on to record and or tour with Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Julian Lennon, Bette Midler and Tracy Chapman to name a few.
He has had a longstanding working relationship and friendship with legendary record producer Bob Ezrin since those early albums, which continues today. From unforgettable tracks such as ‘Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel), the first half solo on ‘Train Kept A Rollin’ (Aerosmith) and ‘Intro to Sweet Jane’ (Lou Reed). Steve has dedicated his life to music despite dealing with the degenerative eye disease Pigmentary Glaucoma which has now made him legally blind.
Steve taught at The Musicians Institute in Hollywood for two years and enjoys doing guitar clinics where he is articulate and funny with recollections of his career along with easy to understand nuggets about how and why he plays like he does and what it is like to be a professional musician.
Steve has recorded four solo albums: ‘Swept Away’ ‘The Deacon’ ‘Short Stories’ and Hymns For Guitar’. The latter two can be purchased on most major online stores including iTunes and www.cdbaby.com.
In 2011, he featured heavily on the new Alice Cooper album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’, a successor to ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ released in 1975 and completed a world tour with Alice in 2011. At the beginning of 2013 he was featured on a bonus track for The 2Cellos new album 'In2ition', playing the melody of Sting song 'Every Breath You Take'.
Steve is married to singer songwriter Karen Ann Hunter, he produced a CD for Karen in 2011 called 'Empty Spaces' and they plan to record together again this year.
He is now preparing for the release of his new solo album 'The Manhattan Blues Project', and continuing to record on other artist's album sessions so watch this site for news.
Steve and Karen live in Phoenix, Arizona.