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NEWS 23 Jun 2008

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James Hunter's 'The Hard Way" Bows At #1 On Billboard's Blues Chart; Ranks As "One Of The Year's Best" (Boston Globe)

Check Out Exclusive Performances on CNN.com and Amazon.com Now!

James Hunter's new album 'The Hard Way' (Hear Music/Go Records) debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Chart last week, riding a wave of accolades, and television and online appearances for the British soul singer.

Here's a sampling:

"Sexy songs to charm your pants off ... downright dangerous." -PASTE, July, 2008

"This is mod soul that sounds as enticing on the first play as it does on the 100th." -NPR.ORG, June 17, 2008

"You just made our whole show a little cooler." - Conan O'Brien, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, June 9, 2008

"Unbelievably awesome ... a career achievement." - ROLLING STONE, May 15, 2008

"While everyone has waxed ecstatic about soul revivalists like Amy Winehouse and now Duffy, the artist everyone needs to really be paying attention to is fellow Brit James Hunter ... one of this year's best discs." - THE BOSTON GLOBE, June 2, 2008

"A voice steeped in Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, and guitar licks that swing as much as they sting." - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, June 13, 2008

Additionally, CNN.com and Amazon.com both recently posted exclusive Hunter performances. Check them out here:

CNN

Amazon

Hunter is currently on the road, both headlining and supporting Willie Nelson.

JAMES HUNTER TOUR DATES

June 24 Toronto, ON Toronto Jazz Festival

June 26 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Zoo

June 27 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Summer Concert (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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