formed in 2009 in Yorkshire, England, the Dunwells specialize in the kind of rootsy songwriting that also brings to mind the vocal harmonies of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Mumford and Sons. with a sound that owes more to American folk, country and bluegrass, it’s fitting that the Leeds-based quintet got signed in Memphis, instead of their home country.
“when we started to write the music for the Dunwells, the Americana side to it just came organically,” vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter Joseph Dunwell tells The Boot via phone from his home in the UK. “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.”
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