Less than three weeks after the release of his sixth studio album, “Whatever it Takes,” James Hunter brings rhythm and soul to the Pearl Street Warehouse on Saturday, Feb. 24. While many of the new tunes were inspired by his American wife, Jesse, this performance also promises to be a soulful excursion across the landscape of the British musicians’s lengthy career.
Devoted blues guitarist singing and songwriting since the age of 16, Hunter has opened for Etta James and Willie Nelson. He has also accompanied Van Morrison. On Saturday, he is joined by drummer Jonathan Lee on drums, baritone saxophonist Lee Badau. tenor saxophonist Damian Hand, keyboardist Andrew Kingslow bassist Jason Wilson.
Listen to the first single from his new album: “I Don’t Wanna Be Without You.”
A concert junky, music aficionado, and live music reviewer for Hill Rag and DC Music Review, Leanne Tankel studied writing at both UC Berkeley (BA) and Boston University (MA). In addition to music reviews, she writes prose. Her manuscript, “Broken Hallelujah: notes from a marriage,” was a 2011 short-list finalist for the Santa Fe Literary Awards program. Leanne lives with her three sons and two pugs in Northern Virginia.