Charlie Hunter / Scott Amendola Duo
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)jaw dropping rock/jazz fusion guitarist $24.50 advance / $26.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
July 16 8:00 pm

Charlie Hunter"...Hunter - well known for playing a seven-string instrument - rips through the air with superrock fuzz and fusion mettle." -Rolling Stone

Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola will surely give the Freight's green roof a serious stress test, as they do their level best to blow it straight off with their hard-driving grooves. Shaped by the cauldron of musical cultures in the Bay Area and beyond, Charlie regales us with a hybrid jazz all its own, part fusion, part funk, and a whole lot of awesome.

From a youth spent in Berkeley with Joe Satriani as an early instructor and Joe Pass as inspiration, Charlie launched a 16 year, 20 album career built on a signature style on custom-made seven and eight-string guitars and a reputation for genius technique. Charlie continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms, securing his place as one of today's great guitarists. As Guitar Player magazine puts it, Charlie is "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."

Scott AmendolaCharlie has explored his profound artistic sensibility with a dynamic roster of projects, including the 70s retro-funk of the Charlie Hunter Trio on his debut album Bing , Bing, BIng. TJ Kirk, a quintet including Scott Amendola, which focused on the works of Thelonius Monk, James Brown, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and his most recent solo release Public Domain.

Lending his exceptional talents to the evening is local composer/drummer Scott, who's innovative and inventive sound provoked Greg Burk of LA Weekly to say, "Scott Amendola be trippin'. His sound is like being slapped in the face with a rare steak doused in a great wine sauce. Get messy..."

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