October 25, 10PM, Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Strongly influenced by the 60's musical invasion of The Beatles, it's almost impossible not to hear fragments of Lennon and McCartney in some of Dunn's work. With his passion for folk music burning bright, he fuses the two influences together making for a sound that's just irresistibly sweet.
Amid acoustic alt-country tunes and punkier numbers reminiscent of Counting Crows at their hardest and fastest, Dunn draws on the airy '80s records Jeff Lynne produced for George Harrison, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. In other words, he imagines himself a Traveling Wilbury - and makes that seem like it's not such a stretch.
Dunn’s music does that great Texas thing — mixing pop and rock with old-school blues and country, so confidently that you’re sure he’s been surrounded by those sounds his entire life, and the life before.
This is the kind of music that just about anyone can latch onto and enjoy.
A well-written, fun to listen to roots-rock record that showcases the writing and performing talents that Dunn possesses as a musician.
Real clever, George Jones-worthy