Charlie Hunter was born in Rhode Island. At eighteen he moved to Paris. Returning to the Bay area, Hunter played in Michael Franti's The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. Charlie Hunter has recorded over 17 albums. He co-founded Garage A Trois, toured for Bobby Previte's The Coalition of the Willing, and appears on Christian McBride's “Live At Tonic”. He also plays guitar on "Me and Chuck" from the Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel album, Highball with the Devil,. Charlie played in the band T.J. Kirk which merged the music of Thelonius Monk, James Brown, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In 2008, Hunter recorded his first self-release, "Baboon Strength”. Hunter will return to the studio in Fall of 2009 to record with drummer Eric Kalb.