Singer/songwriter James Hunnicutt, out of Port Orchard, Wash., rolled into the Roanoke Valley with tourmates Filthy Still last Friday for sets at Mountainside Cafe — a joint that’s turning out to be a haven for Muddy Roots-style acts.
Hunnicutt did killer covers of Hank Williams, Faron Young and Patsy Cline songs — the wonderful falsetto is disarming, coming from this long-haired, tattooed guy. But he has plenty of strong originals, too. Here’s one of them, the basically frightening “Too Late To Pray.”
Lighting wasn’t what you’d want here, so we get a better look at a NASCAR dudes standee head, which gives the subject matter a little levity, imo.
Check out Hunnicutt at facebook.com/JamesHunnicuttMusic.