songwriter, guitarist, journalist, human
September 13, 2017 ~ Autumn is needling on the warm wind. Ambient heat from afternoon sun turns heavy with the river's cold. Chilled from a long walk, thought I would update things here. New stuff in the (WE)BLOG.
September 4, 2017 ~ We are leaning toward autumn, and I have begun work toward a new album. All I can say at this point is that it will be heavier, in a musical sense, than maybe anything I've done before. Lucky to be working with fun people and fantastic musicians. Too early to say what it'll be, but I look forward to finding out.
Watch out for a few reviews I've written for Exclaim, including one about the new album from a Canadian songwriting hero. More on that later. I don't want to spoil the surprise. Nor do i want to violate the agreement of confidentiality with the magazine.
I will attend this year's Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Toronto in a few weeks. Very excited. If time allows, I will write a blog about it.
August 18, 2017 ~ A quick note to say thank you to everyone who came out to listen, who didn't come out to listen but listened anyway, to all the phenomenal musicians and writers I heard and met this summer, to the venues and organizers who hosted concerts. By supporting my music, you have contributed $508 among the following organizations: : USC Canada - Seeds of Survival, United Way of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District; Canadian Red Cross; Food Bank Farm (https://foodbankfarm.ca/), and Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Way to go, people! Peace.
August 1, 2017 ~ Hello, Thanks for checking in. There are new gigs posted in the Gigs and Reading Section and new stuff in the yet-to-be-named-officially (We)Blog. Enjoy.
Some reviews of the new album, SOLACE:
"There's an echo of Bruce Cockburn in Dunn's guitar work...The instrumentals are engaging guitar journeys that explore sound and acoustic space. By themselves they would be a compelling reason to acquire this album, but that's only scratching the surface...The combination of strong lyrics and compelling guitar work make this album shine...This one's a keeper." ~Gene Wilburn, Penguin Eggs Magazine, Autumn 2016.
"The album opens with “Beauty,” which begins with some excellent work on acoustic guitar. It eases in, the guitar taking you on a little journey. And then when the vocals come in, you find yourself on a familiar road: 'You’re a little too tired/You know you’re too stoned to drive/So you pull over to the shoulder of a road you’ve known all your life.' The song kicks in and features something of a driving beat and energy, with passion behind the vocal delivery. 'Come on and be the beauty/Heal this wounded world.'"
~ Michael Doherty's Music Log