Steve Hunter | Hymns For Guitar

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Hymns For Guitar

by Steve Hunter

Relaxing, meditative, acoustic guitar tribute to some beautiful old American hymns.
Genre: Spiritual: Hymns
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1. Precious Memories
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2. The Old Rugged Cross
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3. Jesus Loves Me
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4. Angel Band
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5. Softly And Tenderly
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6. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
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7. Sweet Hour Of Prayer
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8. Shall We Gather At The River
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9. In The Garden
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10. Will My Mother Know Me There
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11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Steve Hunter has been contributing his expertise, style and tone to other people’s albums for over 40 years. Starting with Mitch Ryder in 1971 and moving on to record and or tour with Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Julian Lennon, Bette Midler and Tracy Chapman to name a few.

He has had a longstanding working relationship and friendship with legendary record producer Bob Ezrin since those early albums, which continues today. From unforgettable tracks such as ‘Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel), ‘Train Kept Rolling’ (Aerosmith) and ‘Intro to Sweet Jane’ (Lou Reed).
Dedicating his life to music despite dealing with the degenerative eye disease Pigmentary Glaucoma.

He has recorded four albums under his own name: ‘Swept Away’ ‘The Deacon’ ‘Short Stories’ and Hymns For Guitar’. The latter two can be currently found on most major online stores including iTunes and CDbaby.

Most recently Steve has featured heavily on the new Alice Cooper album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ a successor to the hugely successful ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ released in 1975 and also completed a world tour with Alice during 2011.

He is now back at home working on his own new album, due for release later this year and has released a cover of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' as a download single, available here on CDbaby and other digital sites.

Steve is now legally blind but the tone and musicality at the end of his fingers is stronger than ever.

'Hymns For Guitar' is a departure from Steve’s rock past but encompasses his unique style of blues and finger picking, with his ever present passion for music and with Bob Ezrin as Executive Producer. The CD is Steve’s acoustic guitar arrangements of some of his favorite old American hymns. Many of these great melodies were written in the mid 1800s. “When I was a very little boy....maybe 4 or 5 years old...my grandmother would occasionally take me to Sunday church with her. I always enjoyed the sound of people gently and quietly singing those beautiful old hymns. My main goal was to try to recreate the warm, peaceful sound with acoustic guitars that I had heard as a boy in church”.

A guitar tab book of Steve's Hymn arrangements taken from the CD is in the pipeline from Cherry Lane Music Pub.

Robert Silvertstein for 20th Century Guitar:
‘Hymns For Guitar’ is a pastoral sounding change of pace album from Rock legend Steve Hunter. Hunter, who has played his trademark rock guitar for icons like Lou Reed and Alice Cooper , tones down his sound here and the results are as rustic and appealing as anything created by guitar icons like England’s Martin Simpson and John Fahey.


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vickistepney

hymns for guitar
my brother,RJ Denney toil me about this wonderful guitar player, and he wanted me to hear the cd about hymns. you are honoring god useing your god given talent! what a master piece! It truely blessed me! god bless you. sincerely, vicki stepney, decatur, il

Simon Goddard

Hymns for guitar
Steve Hunter's versatility as a player never ceases to amaze me.
First call session guy. From searing hot solos to subtle Harmonics that would embellish all those classic albums over the years.
If the regular guy couldn't do it, call Steve or his buddy Dick Wagner & the job will get done & now this masterpiece of beautiful playing.
If we need some peaceful, reflective music at church for those prayerful moments, Hymns for guitar will be going into the CD player.

Marc Tyley

Hymns for Guitar by Steve Hunter
What a wonderful treatment of some great old hymns. I have played the album to many people at the radio station where I work and everyone has been touched by it. The very first time I played a track on a Sunday morning show the phone lines lit up with people asking what the track was. Thanks again Steve for such a special album.

Ryan Pereira


Gorgeous CD. God bless you Steve.