Blend of English rock and American roots, rare acoustic performance.
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Utterly natural. There’s no more fitting description for both the music of The Dunwells as well as the story of their magical rise from the pubs of Leeds, England to an American record deal and a stunning debut album in just two short years.
The group is two brothers, two cousins and totaling five best mates who simply love to sing and play music, and do so together. Striking an organic blend between acoustic and electric roots music laced by luscious vocal harmonies by all five members, their songs and sound feel both bracingly fresh while at the same time as warm and familiar as a dear longtime friend.
Their debut album Blind Sighted Faith (Concord/Playing In Traffic) is a collection of eleven songs of purpose and resolve that live free of easy categorization. From its mission defining opening track, “I Could Be A King” onward, Blind Sighted Faith offers a panoramic vision that seamlessly melds elements of Celtic and American folk, rock, country, blues, pop and soul into a sound all their own.
From the very first time The Dunwells hit American shores at the 2011 International Folk Alliance conference, their impact has been astounding. “Anyone that’s seen them has just been ‘Oh My God!’ They’re mind boggling!” raved Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Jay Meyers to Voice of America radio.
Lyrically evocative and musically assured, Blind Sighted Faith is a stunning first bow that seems to charm everyone on first listen. Now with their debut album under their belts and the unending road in front of them, The Dunwells are primed to take their music as far and wide as they can; one can hear that solidarity and aspiration in the music they create together. “We’re all in it for the same reason,” concludes David Dunwell. “We just love making music.”