The Dunwells gain praise from Cameron Crowe

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 29th, 2012 — Breaking British band The Dunwells brought their Americana/rock/folk/soul sound to L.A.’s Hotel Cafe last night, and in the audience was writer/director Cameron Crowe who won an Academy Award for his screenplay of “Almost Famous.”  Introducing himself to the band after the show to tell them how much he liked their music, he tweeted this morning “The Dunwells! Have arrived.  1st LA show at Hotel Cafe stunning…great songs played w/ everything they’ve got…so much fun to root for em.”

And then there is influential American music industry veteran Robert Lefsetz who practically gushed about The Dunwells in his Lefsetz Letter on Sunday after seeing them at last week’s Folk Alliance Int’l in Memphis. “Utterly astounding!”, he wrote.  “I was sitting inches away and my jaw dropped.  FIVE PART HARMONIES?  They sang about love, they sang about hope, and I’m electrified just thinking about it.”

The Dunwells’ debut album, Blind Sighted Faith was released in the US earlier this month, and they have just started their first-ever U.S. tour.  As part of the tour, the band will hit New York City next Wednesday, 7th March at Mercury Lounge, and will play four shows at SXSW.

FEBRUARY

29                           Fox Theatre, Tucson, AZ*

MARCH

 2                             Chandler Center, Chandler, AZ*

 3                             SOL @ Sante Fee Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM*

 7                             Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (headline)

 9                             Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD  (opening for Paula Cole)

10                           Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD  (matinee headline show)

14                           SXSW - Creekside @ Hilton Garden Inn, 12Midnight

15                           SXSW – Label Party @ Whole Foods, 3:00PM

16                           SXSW – Maggie Mae’s, 10:00PM

17                           SXSW – Folk Alliance British Embassy, 2:00PM

21                           Belly Up, Aspen, CO

23                           Swallow Hill, Denver, CO

24                           Warren Station, Keystone, CO

25                           Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT

30                           Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA

* with Los Lonely Boys


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COLLATERAL Mr Big Shot (Roulette Media Records)
BABY HUSBAND Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (indie)
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EXPLORING BIRDSONG The River (indie)
MARISA AND THE MOTHS – Slave (indie)
CATTLE AND CANE I Wish I Knew Jesus (Like I Do)
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09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Big Blue World (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 REDLINE Gods & Monsters (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 WILDWOOD KIN (Silvertone/Sony)

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MAGNUM Sleepwalking (1992)



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