The Dunwells: “I Could Be a King”
The band decamped from dreary northern England to the dry, sunny Hill Country to record their recently-released debut record Blind Sighted Faith at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Recording Studio. Last year, the group made a big splash at the Folk Alliance International conference in Memphis, gaining some influential fans like Cameron Crowe and the epistolaric music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz.
It was a bit of an odd fit because while the group uses folk and Americana as a core, they have a decidedly more rocky sound than your average neo-folk band. But there’s still plenty of pickin’ and great harmonies for the folkies to chew on. Take, for instance, today’s song of the day, “I Could Be a King,” which was recorded live in Studio 1A. It’s a rollicking performance, and the band’s Englishness really comes out.