Richard Hunter | The Lucky One

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The Lucky One

by Richard Hunter

21st Century rock harmonica--new, uniquely powerful, gorgeous, rockin'. You've never heard these sounds before, guaranteed, so don't try to imagine--go straight to the clips and check it out!
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Make the Noise
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2. Double Lucky
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3. 50 Grand
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4. Early to Bed
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5. Put the Lever Down
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6. Orphan Black
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7. Deeper
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8. Vivid (Hurt and Far)
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9. The Road out of Here
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10. Why Should I Make History
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11. The Lucky One
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12. In Peace / 96 Tears
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In the late 1990s I recorded two CDs of solo compositions for acoustic harmonica, "The Act of Being Free in One Act" and "The Second Act of Free Being," that are unlike anything recorded before or since. The critically celebrated compositions on those records have been featured in films, TV, stage productions, independent radio, and original choreography. In the early 2000s I began working with multiFX devices produced by Digitech and others, and this recording is my first full-length studio record where my electronic sounds and advanced harmonica techniques drive a rock band.

I've had a lot of time to work on it. My performing career was cut short in 2002 when my wife was nearly killed by a physician's error. In between session gigs, I focused on developing my electronic sounds and incorporating my advanced harmonica techniques into the language of rock. I wrote the music and lyrics to explore the full range of emotions and sensations I can express with this palette of sounds.

The music was recorded at Pete Rydberg's 1935 Studio in Philadelphia, PA. The exceptional band includes Mike "SloMo" Brenner on lap steel, John Cunningham on bass, Mark Schreiber on drums, and Philly's own No Good Sister on backing vocals. The mix was by Chris Peet at NorthHouse Studios in South Wales, and mastering by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering in Nashville. The record was produced by Ed Abbiati, founder of the Pavia, Italy-based band Lowlands, who I've recorded with on many occasions, and Mike Brenner.

The resulting record is dark and driving, something that lives in the intersection of Morphine, Little Walter, and the White Stripes. You've never heard this sound before, so check out the clips and enjoy.

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Ozoceanview

Amazing range
A really entertaining listen with a variety of styles and treatments. Some thoughtful and some just fun. and others in between. Reminds me of Warren Zevon in parts
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Richard Hunter's the Lucky One

Danged good music....
Oh man…. After listening to Richard Hunter’s new CD I think that we’re the lucky ones. His creativity on a harmonica has few equals and his particular use of effects brings a whole new range to a simple yet complex musical instrument. Anyone that appreciates original, unique music needs to listen to this CD. But if you’re a fan of the harmonica this needs to be on your must-have list. Thank you Mr. Hunter - nice job.
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