The Dunwells Announce Tour Dates, 8/28 Album Release

The Dunwells Announce Tour Dates, 8/28 Album Release

Concord Records is pleased to announce a world-wide agreement with Austin, TX-based indie label Playing in Traffic to re-release Blind Sighted Faith, the debut album by rising British quintet The Dunwells, on August 28, 2012. Blind Sighted Faith, self-released earlier this year, will include the newly written and recorded track, “So Beautiful,” produced by George Drakoulias, known for his work with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes and The Jayhawks, among others.

Emerging from the pubs and clubs of Leeds, England, their hometown, The Dunwells have quickly made waves stateside since their first appearance here at the 2011 North American Folk Alliance Conference. “Anyone that’s seen them has just been ‘Oh my God! The quality of the songs, the quality of the playing, the quality of the vocals, the harmonies, they’re mind boggling,” Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Jay Meyers told Voice of America radio. Soon after, they began sessions for their debut at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio outside of Austin with GRAMMYÒ-winning producer and Roxy Music bassist John Porter (Bryan Ferry, The Smiths, Ryan Adams).

The Dunwells, formed in 2009 in Yorkshire, are comprised of brothers Joseph Dunwell (vocals, guitar) and David Dunwell (guitar, piano, banjo) along with cousins Jonny Lamb (vocals, drums) and Rob Clayton (bass) and longtime best mate Dave Hanson (guitar, pedal steel).

Their stellar musicianship, classic roots songwriting and soaring harmony vocals have already made instant but lasting impressions on scores of fans. Word-of-mouth is spreading quickly, further hastening their ascent. “We're obviously huge fans of American music and its history, but we didn't set out with that in mind when we started playing together. It was an unexpected thing, really,” says David Dunwell. “We’re all in it for the same reason. We just love making music.”

The Dunwells’ extensive 40-city U.S. tour kicks off at New York’s Mercury Lounge on July 18th.

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July 18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
July 19 Riverside Festival Rochester, NY
July 20 Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh, PA
July 21 Ram’s Head Annapolis, MD
July 23 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
July 24 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
July 25 Sundown Music Series Haddon Heights, NJ
July 27 WBJB Concert Red Bank, NJ
July 29 Birchmere Alexandria, VA*
July 30 Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour Lexington, KY
July 31 Uncle Slayton’s Louisville, KY
August 2 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL**
August 4 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
August 5 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
August 6 Frequency Madison, WI
August 7 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
August 9 Triple A Radio Conference Boulder, CO
August 10 Arvada Center Arvada, CO
August 11 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
August 12 Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
August 14 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
August 15 Birch Aquarium | KRPI Event La Jolla, CA
August 16 Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, CA
August 17 Great Park Irvine, CA
August 18 Lobero Theater Santa Barbara, CA
August 19 Lyons Folk Festival Lyons, CO
August 21 The Independent San Francisco, CA
August 24 Harbor Steps Seattle, WA
August 25 Summer on the Green | KINK Event Portland, OR
August 26 Celebration | KLCC Stage Eugene, OR
August 29 Village Music Series Telluride, CO
August 30 Belly Up Aspen, CO
September 1 On The Waterfront Rockford, IL
September 2 Royal Oaks Arts & Beats Detroit, MI
September 6 WAAA Conference Denver, CO
September 7 KTAOS Solar Center Taos, NM
September 8 MIM Phoenix, AZ
September 9 TBC Tucson, AZ
September 14 The Rutledge | American Music Conference Nashville, TN
October 5 New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Center Socorro, NM
October 6 First Bank Center Broomfield, CO***
October 7 Santa Fe Railyard Plaza Santa Fe, NM
October 14 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX

*w/Alejandro Escovedo
**w/Dr. Dog
***Sheryl Crow