Checking in with the Locals: Billy Hunt

Posted on January 27, 2015 by


2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks.

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Billy Hunt by Aaron Farrington

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Billy Hunt

He’s a one-of-a-kind creative, a maker and documenter of life. He rocked our asana’s with his mixes last year at Strong Man Yoga, where we had an absolute blast while supporting a great cause. He also rocked audiences at the 2013 Virginia Film Festival, alongside creative partner-in-crime Brian Wimer, with the premiere of CLAW – The Movie. Basically, he rocks.

Describe what you do in town.

I do a lot. I am a dad, computer programmer, photographer, filmmaker, DJ, kayaker, mountain biker, 3D printer, and all around maker. You can see what I am up to on my website.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

Nerd artist

Top Picks

A favorite weekly or monthly food special.

I will pick a daily. I love eating at the Blue Ridge Country Store at lunch. Where else can you get Twin Oaks tofu and Ranch Flavored Corn Nuts on your salad. So cheap, so delicious!

A favorite local musician.

Disco Deke at #UpTheHustle! He’s so . . . . disco.

A favorite dish in town.

I can’t pick just one! I do like filling myself up on delicious pork products at Mas. The hammier, the better.

A favorite local artist.

Susie Welsh, she does multimedia installations. Very cerebral. I have to have smart-o’s for breakfast to follow.