The Steve Hunter Fan Club

$8,828 of $20k goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 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

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.


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.


NOTE: The Lou Reed 'Berlin' booklet and the lanyard have both gone. 



The Signed and Thumbprinted Morley 'Jason Becker' Pedal    NOTE....
(Steve intends to use this pedal on the new album before it is shipped out. 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 Records Steve Has Been Part Of:

Shipping is included

Signed By Alice Cooper and Tommy Henriksen!Leather vest as worn by Tommy Henriksen for the 2011 Alice Cooper 'No More Mr Nice Guy Tour' - Size XS. 

Stage jeans and T-shirt as worn by Tommy Henriksen on the Alice Cooper 2011 'No More Mr Nice Guy' tour - pants 29" waist 32" length, T-shirt small. 

One 2011 Whisky T-Shirt Left, Not Signed By Alice But Can Be Signed By 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


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

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Update 7
Posted by Karen Hunter
5 days ago
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.
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Update 6
Posted by Karen Hunter
29 days ago
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
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Update 5
Posted by Karen Hunter
1 month ago
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
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Update 4
Posted by Karen Hunter
2 months ago
Hi Folks! We wanted to give you a bit of an update. Steve has been busy writing and recording here in the AZ Desert. I have enclosed a snippet from the studio; the tune will be called 'The Edge Of Uncertainty' .... Quite apropos I guess.
We hope you all have a good weekend and stay safe out there. Much love Karen and Steve
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$8,828 of $20k goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 months
Created November 20, 2016
Steve TheDeacon Hunter  
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