Lydia Loveless and Brian Dunne: Live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, Thursday, Nov 9 at 8:00 pm on birnCORE

Singer-songwriter Lydia Lovelesss’ highly anticipated new album, Real, was released on August 19th, via Bloodshot Records. This record follows the release of Somewhere Else, which Rolling Stone praised as “…an aching,  lusty set of twang and sneer wrapped in electric guitar swagger,” while Pitchfork furthered “Somewhere Else [is] both a bracing and a deeply harrowing listen.” “Longer,” the first track to be revealed off of the record, premiered via Stereogum. Of the song, Stereogum says “It’s like the Replacements soundtracking the sad aftermath of Big Star’s ‘Thirteen’—which is to say, it’s awesome.”

In 2015, Brian Dunne released “Songs From The Hive,” a love letter to the music of The Band and Bob Dylan, a tip of the cap to his folky heroes. Then he hit the road, playing for anybody and everybody, played everywhere anyone would take him; living rooms, cafes, clubhouses, big theaters, small theaters, movie theaters, listening rooms, and college cafeterias; ultimately playing nearly 300 shows in the year and a half that followed. Fueled by his experiences on the road, and empowered as an artist, Dunne set out to write and release his next record: Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements.

“His schooling is firmly grounded in Hank Williams, Neil Young and Ryan Adams. And as you would expect from an artist whose sound takes in such references, his debut record “Songs From the Hive” is a record of folky Americana and heartbreaking country.” ~Songwriting Magazine

“A pure, expressive voice and a fondness for lonesome steel guitar.” ~CMT Edge