Charlie Hunter is a kindred spirit because he is someone who, like me, has found his own path for self-expression on guitar. Our approaches are similar because we both wanted to expand the instrument into a more polyphonic, "orchestral" direction. But although we're similar conceptually, we are complementary in another sense, because he is more like a bassist who also plays lead and I'm more like a lead player who also plays bass. This makes it easy for us to play together. Our paths have crossed in many of the jam band situations and venues. I went to see him once in Flagstaff, AZ and he invited me up to sit in. We just fell naturally into a compatible musical space playing his tunes. Since then we've talked about doing something together, and here it is --hopefully just the first of many.