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Friday, November 9, 2018

No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

Posted By and on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 2:34 PM

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This week, we make some recommendations and talk with Charlie Hunter,

a brilliant jazz and blues guitarist whose long career has led him to a modified seven-string guitar, and his approach to collaboration means his live recordings are often peppered with the sound of his own laughter. He’s at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight as part of the Arkansas Sounds series, that’s at 7 p.m., admission is $10, and you can find tickets at

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Charlie Hunter talked to us while in transit to a gig in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He's here in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Sounds series, and he's joined by jazz vocalist Dara Tucker and percussionist Keita Ogawa. Check out their chemistry:

We also make some recommendations. Omaya suggests you catch
Benadriil, Nice Legs and Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalists/faves Sabine Valley at Vino's this Sunday night. Here's Nice Legs, with "One:"

Stephanie suggests, with the impending holiday season, that you embrace Kroger's inoffensive counterpart to Two Buck Chuck, the $2.99 Bay Bridge label wi
ne. Is it the sort of top tier enthusiast's pick that warrants a scholarly sniff before sipping? No. But you know what it is? It’s $2.99 a bottle. And it is not bad.

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Our Guest Recommender Stephen Koch of Arkansongs recommends you check out a new release from Geffen of Howlin Wolf's 1959 debut LP "Moanin' in the Moonlight." Grab it here.

The Move for the week: ANNN’s Big Dig. Isaac Alexander and Stephanie Smittle play an early Sunday show at the White Water Tavern for the benefit of the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, a nonprofit that seeks to take deeper dives into public interest stories and investigative journalism stories about education, the environment, public corruption and more. Through the end of the year, ANNN is part of NewsMatch, a fundraising campaign that matches donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000. Additionally, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation is matching the first $5,800 ANNN raises during the last two months of the year. That means that if ANNN gets $5,800 in donations from supporters, the two matching grants will bring that total to $17,400. So, if you like the stories from Benji Hardy and Dave Ramsey you’ve read in the Arkansas Times or at, come out and party with us on Sunday. Doors at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.



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