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The Dunwells will perform Friday night at Western Oregon University's Rice Auditorium as part of the 2013-14 Smith Fine Arts Series.
October 15, 2013
MONMOUTH -- The Dunwells will bring the sounds of folk rock and Americana-style music with an English flavor to the Rice Auditorium stage Friday night.
The 7:30 p.m. concert is part of Western Oregon University's 2013-14 Smith Fine Arts Series.
Emerging from the pubs and clubs of Leeds, England, the Dunwell's stellar musicianship, classic roots songwriting and soaring harmony vocals have already made instant but lasting impressions on scores of fans.
The band offers a panoramic vision that seamlessly melds elements of Celtic and American folk, rock, country, blues, pop and soul into a sound all its own.
One music critic described their music as "part acoustic rock, alternative, pop and folk with a rocking banjo and gorgeous harmonies."
The Dunwells formed in 2009 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The group consists of Joseph Dunwell (vocals, guitar), David Dunwell (vocals, guitars, piano, banjo), Jonny Lamb (vocals, drums), Rob Clayton (bass, vocals) and Dave Hanson (lead guitar, vocals, pedal steel).
The Dunwells released their debut single, "I Could Be a King," in 2011, and their debut album, "Blind Sighted Faith," was released in 2012.
The band is wrapping up a summer tour of the United States and Canada that included performing at the 2013 Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago with the likes of Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons.
If You Go ...
What: The Dunwells in concert, part of the 2013-14 Western Oregon University Smith Fine Arts Series.
When: Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 the day of the show; $11 for students.
For more information: 503-838-8333; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; online at www.wou.edu/sfa.