Friday, August 14, 2020

Kevin Dunn (a/k/a Kevin McFoy Dunn)

Kevin Dunn (a/k/a Kevin McFoy Dunn) is a guitarist, producer, and songwriter who first came to public notice in context of the fertile new wave scene that arose in Athens and Atlanta, GA, in the late 1970s.
In 1975 he and collaborator Alfredo Villar formed the Fans, one of the first Southeastern bands for whom the influence of blues or country music was not primary, their chief inspiration lying instead in the British art rock of the era (Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Robert Fripp, etc.). The band issued three singles but, destabilized by artistic differences between the principals and disheartened by the failure of a protracted dalliance with A&M, they disbanded in 1979.
From 1985 Dunn restricted himself to local live performance — chiefly solo guitar, featuring ambient pieces and baroque repertory performed on a replica 17th-century instrument. A comprehensive anthology titled No Great Lost: Songs, 1979-1985 was released on the Boston-based label Casa Nueva in May 2010.

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