EP Review: David T. Dunn’s “Catch That Train”

David Timothy Dunn is a singer songwriter who writes tunes with catchy sing-a-long choruses and intelligent lyrics that will stick in your head. In styles ranging from country to rock with a little funk and reggae his new EP “Catch That Train” will keep your head humming and your feet dancing! And if you’re an artist looking for new material check it out. The songs on “Catch That Train” may be just what you need.

Upon listening to the eponymous intro track “Catch That Train”, it became undeniably evident that this artist is truly something special. It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music. Recently, it seems as though fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy tunes. Powerful messaging and honest content in music has been sadly lost due to this trend; it is growing more and more apparent that the main driving force behind many new “artists” entering the industry is simply a thirst for fame and money.something nostalgic and entirely digestible.David T. Dunn has effectively carved out a unique identity, while creating

David T. Dunn’s “Catch That Train” showcases a sound that is refreshing and passionate, while the content of the music remains entirely relatable and hard hitting. Versatile vocals shine through alluring acoustic guitar-work, masterful lead electric guitar, while a wildly groovy rhythm section adds undeniable character to each track. This makes for a wildly diverse and lively musical experience. The artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but he also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the country, folk, blues, rock, and americana genres. To be more precise, David’s overall sound is an amazingly varied fusion of these aforementioned genres. It is almost as if he effectively unleashed his wide-spanning musical tastes and influences into a giant boiling caldron, seasoned it with style and flair —  and much like a mad scientist, stirred ferociously until what has emerged is unrecognizable — an infectious concoction of nostalgic sound.

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“Hey Hey Marcella” particularly stands out upon first listen. The soentimental landscape crafted within this track alone fully encapsulates the dynamic nature of the EP as a whole. The track showcases a fusion of sound that feels intimately roomy, well-balanced and evocative, with a great focus on acoustic guitar-work and engaging electric guitar, smooth bass, and driving percussion. The sounds resonate, merge and surround the listener in a sort of sonic ecstasy while maintaining a strong driving beat. David really shows off his outstanding vocal abilities and remarkable songwriting skills.

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Another immediate favorite, “No Rain No More Today”, utilizes a similar approach. The song is fantastically arranged with each unique section packing a distinct punch. Impressively. The infectious vocals are intertwined perfectly with each evolving and ever-changing layer.  It is a tireless listening experience and easily maintains your interest throughout. “Let Me Feed My Mind” further builds upon this notion. With the powerful and effective backing of guitar, bass, horns, and driving percussion; David proves that his vocal prowess is simply just one example of his many strong assets. Each vocal performance is authentic and memorable for his thoughtful lyrics.

“Catch That Train” is definitely one of those increasingly rare releases that doesn’t abide by the typical genre limitations and standards. Regardless of your specific musical tastes, regardless of any bias or animosity that you may have against the retro-focused genres; the sheer uniqueness and thoughtfulness of the songwriting within this album will inspire and ignite applause and appreciation out of even the most reluctant listeners. Shying away from the typical clichés of the plethora of genres that he borrows inspiration from, David T. Dunn has a remarkably unique style and sound which he maintains throughout the album. He certainly veer away the indie folk/country genre’s increasingly tired tendencies, creating a listening experience that feels entirely new and unpredictable. “Catch That Train” oozes with integrity, musical ambition, and fearless creativity.

We highly recommend this release. We rate it a MUST LISTEN!

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