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Sun, Apr 05


Nod Hill Brewery

Charlie Hunter & Carter McLean Duo

Guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and drummer extraordinaire Carter McLean return to our taproom for an intimate night of exploratory improvisation and virtuosic musicianship.

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Charlie Hunter & Carter McLean Duo
Charlie Hunter & Carter McLean Duo

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2020, 7:15 PM

Nod Hill Brewery, 137 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA


About the Event

DOORS: 7:15pm

MUSIC: 8:00pm

No reserved seats & no refunds on ticket purchases - thanks for understanding.

We're excited to welcome back renowned guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter & drummer extraordinaire Carter McLean to the taproom on Sunday, September 22. Those of you who have seen this incredible duo at one of their past shows at Nod Hill know how special an evening of music this will be. We're thrilled to do it again!


A limited number of tickets are available for $25 each and can be purchased by clicking the link below. Doors are at 7:15pm and music starts at 8pm. General admission; chairs, stools, and standing room will be available on a first come-first serve basis. The brewery will not be open to the public. (Please note that we will not be filling growlers or selling cans to go, as this event is after off-premise sales hours.)


With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones , Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope, GroundUP and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today's great guitarists.


Carter McLean was born in San Francisco and shortly thereafter moved to Connecticut. This is where McLean listened to and fell in love with music and especially the drums. At age 10, he started his journey as a musician. Broadway wasn’t even on his radar when he started working at Manny’s Music in Manhattan just prior to 9/11. The self-taught musician had just wrapped up his studies at University of Colorado, Boulder and was hoping to land a gig with someone like Sting, Peter Gabriel or Paul Simon. But then, while working his shift and playing at the store, he got noticed by a vet of Stevie Wonder’s band Dennis Davis and got invited to play with legendary musician Roy Ayers in Harlem. While touring with Melvin Sparks in 2002 McLean was approached to be a sub at The Lion King in NYC. This eventually lead to McLean taking over the chair at the hit show in 2011.

 From Charlie Hunter to the Lion King on Broadway, McLean has been busy touring and doing studio work as well as having a busy teaching schedule. In addition McLean has shared the stage or recorded with Jamie McLean, Greg Holden, Charlie Hunter, Victor Wooten, Anthony Hamilton, Bernie Worrell (Parlament Funkadelic), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Shelby Johnson (Prince), Melanie Gabriel (Peter Gabriel) Leni Stern, Matt Duke and many others. Carter also released his own record “GHOST BRIDGE” in 2010 where he sings and plays guitar.


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