Charlie Hunter

In this modern era of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, the intricacy and precision of a master guitarist is reduced to a paint-by-numbers musical. While the general population may now believe that a G chord is just a green plastic button, guitarist Charlie Hunter continues his quest toward stringed perfection. Trained by Joe Satriani, Hunter has already enjoyed a prolific career. Across 17 years and close to 30 albums, he has shifted back and forth among funk, blues and even hip-hop, pushing the boundaries of his beloved instrument with one-of-a-kind tunings and string configurations. If you can peel yourself away from playing Journey on medium difficulty for the thousandth time, see Hunter live — it might remind you what a real live guitar hero looks like.

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