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NEWS 05 May 2008

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James Hunter Takes ‘The Hard Way’ (June 10 / Hear Music) To The Road

Soul Man Plots Headlining Tour, Is Tapped By Willie Nelson For Opening Slots

Following a UK tour with Willie Nelson, James Hunter will kick off his 2008 US tour with headlining dates and shows with the red-headed stranger. The British soul man - renowned for his charisma and in-the-pocket grooves in concert - commands the stage and carries a full horn section with him on tour. He'll be crooning and shouting the songs from his new soulful slab ‘The Hard Way,' out June 10 on Hear Music (which will be available in all Starbucks retailers).

'The Hard Way' follows Hunter's 2006 US debut ‘People Gonna Talk,' which was nominated for a GRAMMY Award. Louisiana legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint flew to the UK for ‘The Hard Way' sessions, guesting on three tracks. Producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes) helmed the sessions at famed analogue haven Toe Rag Studios.

Click here for James Hunter's 'The Hard Way' EPK

James Hunter 2008 North American Tour

June 6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

June 7 Roscoe, NY WJFF Series: Live from Big Twig

June 10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

June 11 New York, NY Blender Theatre

June 14 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre (with Willie Nelson)

June 17 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion (with Willie Nelson)

June 19 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Summer Festival

(with Willie Nelson)

June 20 Highland Park, IL Ravinia (with Willie Nelson)

June 24 Toronto, ON Toronto Jazz Festival

June 26 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Zoo

June 27 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Summer Concert Series

(with Willie Nelson)

June 28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest

July 1 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

July 4 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival

July 5 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival

July 6 Portland, OR Waterfront Blues Festival

July 8 Seattle, WA Triple Door

July 11 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club

July 12 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theater

July 16 Austin, TX Antone's

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