The Steve Hunter Fan Club

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Raised by 178 people in 21 months
                          A place to support Guitar Player Steve Hunter's



'BEFORE THE LIGHTS GO OUT' Has Been Released!
You can now find it on iTunes and CDbaby.com.
It will be on all the download and streaming sites plus Amazon in the next week. 

Why This Album Title?

This CD could possibly be Steve's last (self recorded) solo album. He is going blind with Pigmentary Glaucoma, which means he may not be able to use the complex music program he currently uses to record. But he will still be able to play guitar and do sessions given a blind friendly envoiroment.

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

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

Main Photo By Mark Maryanovich 2017



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 new music with you.



 ******************************************************************************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
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Hi folks, this is an update on our move to Spain. We found a place right on the beachfront in a little town called Altea, just 15 minutes from my parents. It’s an older building but the ocean view makes up for any outdated decor. There is a good deal of paperwork to get us registered as residents here but we have completed the first stage at last. We need to allocate one of the bedrooms for a studio then begin the process of soundproofing it. I have been creating videos of album tracks for Steve’s YouTube channel, the latest one is for track 5 ‘Softtail Deuce’ but I am enclosing the one before that ‘ Tienes Mi Corazón (You Have My Heart) as it shows the sun rise as seen from our balcony. I stood in the cold for about 15 minutes, iPhone in hand and half asleep but it was worth it
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I want to do a final check on anybody who has not received their CD yet. A lot of people have been posting on FB and sending messages that they got theirs which has been great. There has also been some delay due to weather conditions in places like Florida but I'm hoping even those people will be getting their CD's any day. It's very important to us that you get this music, you helped make it happen and the support Steve felt gave him enormous motivation. So, please let me know if you have not received it yet, that way we can monitor or rectify the situation. We are very happy that so many people have let us know how much they love this album! These are turbulent times so listening to beautiful music is very important we feel. Take care, we send you all our love and prayers. Karen and Steve xx
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Hi everybody, I am almost done with the shipping out of the new CD.

Unfortunately I got bad advice from the local UPS store, who told me to put 4 first class stamps on each of the US packages but I found out today that the first batch of about 60 or so packages were sent with less postage than was required, by 67 cents.

I’m not sure what to expect, you may have to pick them up and pay the 67 cents or they may be sent back to me OR they might actually be delivered with no fuss at all.

It goes without saying that I was greatly frustrated and furious to be so misguided, but they have gone and I must live with it. All I can say is that I'm sorry if it causes any aggravation and please bill us the extra money if you get charged and feel the need.

I was so frustrated at so many packages possibly not being delivered that I had to go and buy a box of double chocolate and caramel ice cream bars, to drown my sorrows.

Seriously, the local UPS store will be getting an earfull from me if this causes you guys grief. The last batch that went today will be fine, I did them under the guidence of the USPS store.

Steve and I hope you all enjoy the album, and if you do then please let your friends know. We do not have an army of Record Label PR bods paving the way for this album, it’s just Steve and I mostly, so any spreading of the word helps get his music out there.

Many thanks and please, as always, stay safe out there. Much love, Karen and Steve xxx

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Oops! That should have said "I will begin sending them out to campaign supporters starting Monday 18th". Sorry, it's the heat here! Karen
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Mel Ludlam
10 months ago
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Great album Steve & Karen Thankyou both x

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Dennis Brown
1 month ago

Still loving Before the Lights Go Out. And glad to see you two enjoying your own version of Spanish castle magic. Hope the transition continues to go well... greatly enjoyed the pedal try out today.

RP
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Ron Pelletier
1 month ago

Hello Steve, I can't thank you enough for so many wonderful hours of listening to your music from Sweet Jane, Alice Cooper, Swept Away...and my absolute favorite, The Deacon. And I have been listening to Hymns for Guitar and now Before the Lights Go Out. You are truly the most amazing song writer and guitar genius!! I wish I could contribute more...but I do hope this helps. Thank you again for creating such beautiful, timeless music. Ron

$30
Marie B SEVAISTRE
3 months ago

with all my best wishes Dear Steve ! your music is so great :) !!

SG
$15
Sam Gurson
5 months ago

Donated thanks for the pick cannot wait

BJ
$15
Brian Jankowski
5 months ago

Donation sent! Thank you Steve!

GM
$15
Gregory Mitchell
5 months ago

Steve is an incredible guitarist and I have enjoyed his music since 1968. When I first heard him play I said to myself this is not a man who plays guitar, this man is a guitarist. He just keeps getting better.

Mel Ludlam
10 months ago
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Great album Steve & Karen Thankyou both x

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