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Jazz Guitarist Charlie Hunter to Perform at the Clark March 24

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2001

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA, (March 16, 2001) - Guitarist Charlie Hunter will round out the "Saturday Night Jazz" series at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m. Hunter is known for his unusual eight-string guitar technique; he plays both lead guitar and bass lines simultaneously on the same instrument. Hunter will be joined on stage by saxophonist  John Ellis and percussionists Stephen Chopek and Chris Lovejoy. Tickets are $17 ($15 for members and students) and are available at the Clark Museum Shop or by calling 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Hunter's eight-string guitar style led the Los Angeles Times to declare "Charlie Hunter is the ace of bass, and lead too." His dual bass and lead sounds often cause audience members to look around for the "invisible fifth player." Hunter has been recently praised by Downbeat magazine as the number one guitarist deserving wider recognition. Since his 1995 solo debut Bing Bing Bing! Hunter has recorded seven CDs including his most recent Solo Eight String Guitar. He has also been featured on the recordings of other artists, including Mimi Fox, Pat Martino, and Dave Ellis. Hunter recorded and co-wrote three songs on pop singer D'Angelo's latest CD, Voodoo.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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