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Seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter is a musician's musician, a guy who with one instrument can sound like at least two guys. What can be lost in thinking of Hunter's brain-twisting instrumental abilities is that he is a hyper-creative guy with a plethora of intriguing original songs, often with entertaining titles. For example, the slinky, horn-accented title cut of his latest album is "Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth" (that's a quote from onetime heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson, by the way). 

Listeners might smile, even laugh, when Hunter and his accompanists take the stage Friday Oct 6, at 5 Points Music Sanctuary. He is known for hiring sidemen who share his sense of humor, and for his ability to musically quote in ways that keep a show rolling, yet aren't cheesy.

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