To put it lightly, James Hunter has had one hell of a life leading up to this point. Over the course of three decades, Hunter went from working on the railroad, to busking on the streets of London, to providing backup guitar and vocals for Van Morrison. Now with a Grammy nomination under his belt for his solo work and at the helm of The James Hunter Six, this Daptone darling has become a British blue-eyed soul icon. His effortless vocals and intoxicating instrumentation instantly evoke the work of R&B legends like Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye but delivered in a style that belongs to Hunter alone.
The James Hunter Six joined us in Studio 1A almost one year ago exactly around the release of Whatever It Takes and they play 5:35pm tonight on The Bluebonnet Stage at Old Settler’s Music Festival. Can’t make it out there in the next couple hours? No worries. Listen back to the sanguine Studio 1A performance right now with (the astutely-titled) “MM-Hmm”!