The Steve Hunter Fan Club

$9,343 of $20k goal

Raised by 104 people in 5 months
Steve TheDeacon Hunter  Maricopa, AZ
A place to support Guitar Player Steve Hunter's new CD 'Before The Lights Go Out'
Reserve a pre release download of the album now! Due out early Fall 2017.

You can also have your name on the CD credits or get a signed CD or check out some of the other rewards below.... Shipping is included on all items.

Why This Title?

This CD could possibly be Steve's last (self recorded) solo album. He is going blind with Pigmentary Glaucoma, which means he will not be able to use the complex music program he currently uses to record. He will have to retire from making his own music but will still be able to play guitar and do sessions.

He aims to keep composing and recording in his studio for as long as his remaining eyesight will allow.

Why Go Fund Me?

Steve wants this album to be an audio delight, and getting that quality costs money. He would ideally like to record at least one track in a studio with musicians, he would like to have a couple of guests who may require a studio fee. The CD packaging and the manufacturing of the finished product, getting promotion, all costs money.  He composes, engineers, performs and produces as much as he can to save costs but your support will really make a difference to the final result.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Looks like it's easier to donate via a desktop than on a phone. 

Main Photo By Mark Maryanovich 2017


NEW PLEDGE ITEMS JUST ADDED! INFO BELOW



A COMMON QUESTION......Some people have wondered why being on so many classic recordings has not made Steve rich, but session musicians get paid for their performance at the time and there are no royalties going forward apart from a small amount of airplay royalties from very high profile tracks.

This is a place to keep up with what Steve is doing and to donate to keeping his studio lights on if you choose to do that. You can leave messages to Steve here as well as on his website.

WHO IS STEVE HUNTER?

Steve Hunter is a Guitar Player and Composer who has contributed to some Classic Rock recordings and tours, including those for Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, The Alice Cooper Group and the opening solos of 'Train Kept A Rollin' by Aerosmith. 

 You will find his full discography on his WEBSITE and also at the bottom of this message.

 Steve is also a Vietnam Veteran who was drafted at 19 and served two years. He trained as an x-ray technician because his eyesight was too poor to be in combat. He spent those two years in Okinowa. 

Playing guitar, composing and recording music is what he believes he has been put on this earth to do. 

 This money will give him the incentive and freedom to keep making the music that his fans love. 

Steve has started a book about his career so finishing that may become his new goal when his eyesight fails too much to record. 

Both Steve and Karen cannot wait to share this new music.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE REWARDS THAT ARE STILL AVAILABLE

                                                    NEW ITEMS!

The Beanie That  Steve Wore On The Lou Reed 'Berlin' Live Tour in 2007/8 (includes shipping)



STEVE'S ARMY ISSUE JACKET - 1968
As Worn By Him At The Washington Monument Peace Rally With Mitch Ryder In 1971




SIGNED GUITAR!
Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Steve Hunter, Bob Ezrin And Tommy Henriksen!
This guitar is a Loïc Le Pape Mosteel J.Ramone tribute guitar, it was given to Steve by Tommy Henriksen.       Includes Shipping



(Collectable) Steve's Script For 'The Rose' Movie (11" x 9" and heavy) Price set to include shipping.
WILL BE SIGNED BY STEVE



Lou Reed Songbook, photos and transcriptions (includes Steve's 'Intro' to Sweet Jane.
BOOK WILL BE SIGNED BY STEVE



Includes Full Transcription Of Steve's Opening Solos on Aerosmith's Version Of  'Train Kept A Rollin'.
BOOK WILL BE SIGNED BY STEVE



VINTAGE ALICE COOPER  1975 AUTOGRAPHED 10 x 8 



One 2011 Whisky T-Shirt Left, Signed ON THE BACK By Alice Cooper (Can Also Be Signed By Steve)
 



The Signed and Thumbprinted Morley 'Jason Becker' Pedal    NOTE....
(If you would like Steve to also sign it please message Karen)
 



******************************************************************************
You Can Buy Steve's Other Solo Releases HERE On CDbaby

Steve's Main Website Link   HERE 

We would like to thank Alice Cooper, Sheryl, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin, Jason Becker and Kyler Clarke plus all our other friends who have been so supportive.

 A Message From Bob Ezrin.....
"Steve Hunter is responsible for some of the most memorable guitar moments on record. Just look at his discography to get a sense for how much he has contributed to rock music since the beginning of his career. Please do what you can to help him now as his eyesight is failing and he is no longer able to tour or make a proper living".  Thank you.  Love, Bob

 Many thanks from Karen and Steve Hunter


Above Is A Sample Of The Albums Steve Has Been Part Of:



SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF STEVE.........



With Alice Cooper in 1979, photo by Bruce Kessler



With Alice Cooper in 2011, No More Mr Nice Guy tour


With Peter Gabriel in 1977 photo by Anton Corbijn


With Lou Reed in 1973 photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot


With Lou Reed in 2007 photo by Amy-Beth McNeely

Below is a video of Steve working in his studio. 




With Peter Gabriel in 2016 at Peter's Hollywood Bowl show with Sting.


Steve and Karen Hunter

STEVE'S DISCOGRAPHY



"One of the greatest guitar players in rock history" Bob Ezrin 2016


+ Read More
Update 8
Posted by Karen Hunter
15 days ago
   Share
Time for another peek inside Steve's studio. He is currently programming and recording drums for a track called'Under The Bodhi Tree', I have filmed a short clip for you. We have another couple of guest players who will be contributing to the album and I'm looking forward to being able to tell you more once we get their audio files. Take care and much love, Karen
Album Recording Update 8
+ Read More
Update 7
Posted by Karen Hunter
1 month ago
   Share
1
1
As we reach the last part of March Steve is back recording after a visit with family. This is a tune called 'MoJo Man', it has a guest bass player on it called Erik Scott, who like Steve has worked with Alice Cooper in the past. Steve recently played on a track called 'Women Of Avalon' for Erik's latest release 'In The Company Of Clouds' a beautifully gentle Contemporary album. 'Outta Site' is not far from being finished, just a couple of solos to go on now. Stay safe out there, much love, Karen and Steve.
+ Read More
Update 6
Posted by Karen Hunter
1 month ago
   Share
With five tracks at the mix stage Steve moves on to get more tunes written and recorded. This short video is from an outro section. Not sure if what he is playing here will stay on for the final mix, but I think it's way cool to catch this album at these intermittent moments. There will be a short pause in recording whilst we visit my parents but when we get back Steve will turn on the studio lights and thanks to you all, he will continue making music.

We would like to give a shout out to photographer Mark Maryanovich who flew from LA to AZ to do a shoot with Steve. He and his wife were such a great team and we absolutely love the results. I am using one of Marks photographs for this campaign and this video. Much Love Karen and Steve
Album Update 6
+ Read More
Update 5
Posted by Karen Hunter
2 months ago
   Share
As we hit the middle of February already and just one day away from Valentines Day, here is a very short video of what is happening in the studio. This clip is a continuation of the update four tune, which is now finished apart from mixing. Have a great week. Much love Karen and Steve.
Studio Update Five
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$9,343 of $20k goal

Raised by 104 people in 5 months
Created November 20, 2016
Steve TheDeacon Hunter  
$15
Music Download
For $15 or more you will receive a download of Steve's next official album before it is released. Due for late Summer 2017.
$38
Signed CD
You will receive the new CD signed by Steve Hunter, prior to general release. Shipping Included
$100
Name in CD
You will have your name included in the CD credits as a thank you for your support. Plus the CD. We Love You! Shipping Included
$65
Whiskey T-Shirt
0 of 1 left
ONE LEFT! You will receive an exclusive Whiskey Anniversary T-Shirt (2011) Signed by Alice and can be signed by Steve Hunter. Size XL. Shipping included
$225
Jason's Pedal
1 of 1 left
A Jason Becker Signed And Thumb Printed 'Morley' Pedal. Will Be Available After The Album Is Finished. More photos if requested. Shipping included
$75
Berlin Beanie
1 of 1 left
The green Harley beanie that Steve wore on the Lou Reed 'Berlin' live tour in 07/08 Will include a photo of Steve wearing it onstage with Lou. Shipping Included
$78
Signed 1975
0 of 1 left
Vintage 10 x 8 print, signed in centre by Alice Cooper in 1975. It was signed for Steve's sister. Photo on left of page. Shipping included.
$64
'INTRO' BOOK
1 of 1 left
Large glossy book, Lou Reed's Songbook. Includes full transcription of Steve's Intro' to Sweet Jane. Can be signed by Steve on request. Shipping Included
$66
'TRAIN' Book
Large glossy book, 25 greatest classic Rock guitar solos. Includes transcription of Steve's opening solos. Book will be signed by Steve. Shipping Included
$850
ARMY JACKET
1 of 1 left
Steve's own Army Issue Jacket from 1968, that he later wore for The Washington Monument Peace Rally With Mitch Ryder In 1971. Can be signed. Shipping Included.
$345
The Rose Script
1 of 1 left
COLLECTABLE! Steve was in The Rose Movie. This is his full script. It's from 1978 and a bit fragile. Rare to be signed by the artist himself. Shipping Included
$7,500
SIGNED GUITAR!
1 of 1 left
Loïc Le Pape Mosteel Guitar SIGNED BY Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Steve Hunter, Bob Ezrin And Tommy Henriksen! Includes Shipping
AB
$245
Andy Brown
2 days ago

Good Luck

SS
$45
Susan Shea
2 days ago
1
1
MC
$45
Michael Chauby
2 days ago
1
1

I love you Steve!!! Thanks for the music!

RF
$15
Rene Feigher
15 days ago
1
1

This man is a legend ! I am following him for so long: the duo with Wagner in Lou Reed's R&R Animal is a masterpiece. So sorry for your eyesight Steve... the feeling will stay forever, no matter what !! Cheers man !

$85
David Cunix
15 days ago
1
1

Glad to be a part of this.

SP
$80
Steve Polevoi
21 days ago
1
1

Wishing you Success with the project. Really appreciate the contact on Twitter; you're a true gentleman!

BA
$38
Barbara Armstrong
1 month ago
1
1
JG
$38
Joanne Gara
1 month ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
1
1
$100
Pablo Avocado
1 month ago
1
1
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now

This campaign needs your support

Any amount helps!
Donate Now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.