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Showing posts with label Hunter Wolfe and ARE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hunter Wolfe and ARE. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Release: The Go - Hunter Wolfe & ARE - Review

I just got a copy of the new Hunter Wolfe and ARE release entitled The Go. This is a really cool 13 original track release by Hunter. This kid was listening when he first learned blues music. You don't need all that extraneous crap going on if you write strong music and sing it with conviction. This is stripped down gut bucket blues primarily primitive slide, understated vocals and drums although there are a few featured guests including Cassie Taylor on Bass and vocals on a few tracks, Jackie Scott on vocals on a track, Lamar on vocals on one track and Lee Tee on one track. This is basically Hunter just singing and wailing away on guitar with ARE hammering away on drums. It's great! Hunter is a really strong vocalist and knows his way around the guitar. He partner is really a pretty solid drummer (and I'm critical). I don't want to draw any comparisons to Black Keys or White Stripes or any other stripped down contemporary blues bands as I think it would take away from how I really feel about their originality. I really do think that they are creating something special here without all of the commercial hype that goes along with it. If you like the raw blues and don't have to have all the dancers and glitzy lights...and don't need the ever escalating guitar solos... here is the next great thing. This band gets my endorsement and you won't see Beavis and Butt-head looking at each other in disbelief on this's for real! Hope that you can find a copy!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ten Years - Hunter Wolfe & ARE

Hunter Wolfe (Tulsa, OK) – National Slide Guitar Champion, two-time International Blues Challenge Showcase performer, and Blues Foundation Generation Blues recipient.

Hunter has performed with Legendary Mississippi Delta Bluesman, David Honeyboy Edwards at the famed Blues Alley in Washington, DC, and has opened for many major music acts including Robin Trower and Kansas.

He attended Fernando Jones’ Columbia College Blues Camp in Chicago, IL and subsequently did two speaking engagements at the College focused on playing the blues and the use of a slide in his music, and in the summer of 2009 Hunter embarked on his first overseas tour, a 10-engagement stint in London, England.

ARE, who co-wrote The Go album with Hunter stands strong in her own right. She has shared the stage with players such as Darrell Rose (Dave Matthews Band) and Bo Bobbic (The Clovers), and along with Hunter, sat in with the P-funk band Let The Monkey Go.

The Go is Hunter’s first full-length album, recorded by Bobby Read at Small World Audio near Wolfe’s current home in Virginia. In his 25 years of recording, Read has produced many records in several different genres and as the horn player for Bruce Hornsby, has two Gold Records to his credit.

For the genre bending The Go album, anchored by Hunter’s vocals and various guitar stylings and ARE’s signature drums, together creates a sound that sets them apart most other up and coming breakthrough Duos..

The Go also features guest artists and duets, one with Cassie Taylor who also played bass on three tracks.
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