Steve Hunter

Guitarist Steve Hunter has recorded with everyone from Alice Cooper to Lou Reed. Now, Hunter has a solo album out, and the release features an array of blues music that first inspired him to pick up the guitar.

The Manhattan Blues Project offers a collection of special guests, including Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, actor Johnny Depp, Chickenfoot’s Joe Satriani and former King Crimson bass player Tony Levin.

In a video interview promoting the record, Hunter says he wanted the new collection to reflect his love for both the blues and New York City.

“Most albums I hear in regards to New York generally [are] jazzy, which is cool, but I wanted to do something different,” Hunter stated in the video. “I wanted to do something in a bluesy way, because I kind of saw the more soulful part of Manhattan.”

The Manhattan Blues Project is currently available via the iTunes and the CD Baby website. For more information on the release, head to www.TheManhattanBluesProject.com.