Charlie Hunter to Cover Classic Songs on New Album
Charlie Hunter has completed his second solo album. Recorded at Brooklyn, NY’s Bunker Studio, Public Domain finds Hunter accompanied only by his 7-string guitar. The album features 11 classic tunes that have outlasted their copyrights and are, therefore, public domain. “There is a law,” Hunter said in a statement, “that after a certain amount of time, every song becomes public domain and you don’t have to pay royalties. In the U.S. it’s 70 years. These are all popular songs from that era.” Hunter’s 99 year-old grandfather selected 11 compositions for him to reinterpret, including “Cielito Lindo,” Danny Boy,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Ain’t We Got Fun” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Hunter will perform at Portland, ME’s The Asylum on October 22 with drummer Eric Kalb.