Hunley stuck around Roanoke, building a nice following, writing some good Americana songs and opening for such national acts as Darrell Scott and Paul Thorn, both of whom dug his work. Powell moved out to Austin, Texas, then to Nashville, Tenn., (and back to Austin) building up his own cache of high quality musical experiences.
At least once a year, they get back together for some picking and singing. Typically, it’s around the holidays. And this time out, the two got a Thursday night gig at the new country joint downtown, Sidewinders Steakhouse & Saloon. They played great together, as they always do, working inversions off each other’s chords and being seamless like the two old pickin’ buds that they are. Here is a Powell song,
and I’ll get the title asap “Don’t Look Behind You.” I maybe had the camera too close to the front for this one, so it gets fuzzed out at times, and one I shot with Hunley singing got way blown out. I’ll have this thing in the back of the room next time!
In fact, Powell and Hunley will be back at Sidewinders same time next week.