Matt Dunnam Band





Matt Dunnam Band
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"Red River Outlaw ," the debut CD from Matt Dunnam, is the culmination of a lifetime of musical influences, resulting in heartfelt original music. Matt was born in the tiny West Texas town ofHaskell, where he grew up on a steady diet of classic country music. Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard were his earliest influences. At the age of ten, Matt moved to Austin where he was introduced to rock and Texas country music. Matt has been singing as long as he can remember, but didn't learn to play guitar until he was in his teens. As soon as he learned to play, he was writing music. Matt teamed up with Producer Merle Bregante to transform "Red River Outlaw" into a reality .Bregante has had a great deal of success, producing CD's for Chris Wall, Reckless Kelly, and Brett Graham. Production of the CD was completed in December 1999, and it has already begun to catch the attention of music fans all over the state. The title track, "Red River Outlaw ," shows the strong impact that Johnny Cash has had on Matt's style of song writing. The music is carefully crafted around the dramatic story of the outlaw who every young boy has dreamed of being. "Sundown," the first single, has received nothing short of a great response at Matt's performances. "Here's One" tells Matt's story and is serves as a tribute to all who have helped him throughout his career . Along with Matt's forceful, rugged music, "Red River Outlaw" also demonstrates Matt's ability to write emotionally powerful ballads. "Let My Heart Go" and "Stevie Ray and Jack" fulfill Matt's main goal for this album, to put heart and soul back into country music with songs about his life. Matt has been performing everywhere from Stephenville to San Marcos in an effort to make a name for himself, his band, and the CD. From spring 1999, to the present, Matt and "The Number Six Band" have performed with Cory Morrow, Pat Green, Tracie Lynn, and Reckless Kelly. Bass player Justin Jones and drummer Garrett Johnson, both grew up with Matt outside of Austin. The two of them provide a solid rhythm section and foundation for Matt to work with. Brett Noake, a Victoria, Texas native, hired on with "The Number Six Band" in the spring of 1999. The four of them deliver an energetic mix of rugged hard-core country and rock in a truly unique style than can be compared to nothing else. Born in Haskell, Texas, Matt Dunnam has been living it up for most of his life. Matt often speaks of jam's at his grandmother's house as a young child where he began to develop his strong interest in music. Some of his earliest influences were Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. In his early teens, Matt moved to Austin and began playing and writing soon thereafter. Born in Haskell, Texas, Matt Dunnam has been living it up for most of his life. Matt often speaks of jam's at his grandmother's house as a young child where he began to develop his strong interest in music. Some of his earliest influences were Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. In his early teens, Matt moved to Austin and began playing and writing soon thereafter. Justin first met Matt when he changed schools just before 8th grade. They lived two houses apart and it didn't take long for them to become very good friends. Most afternoons after school were spent listening to Motley Crue records and watching old Beta-Max movies. Matt and Justin first started out as a duo playing for beer and tips up and down 6th street in Austin. Once "Red River Outlaw" was in the can, Justin was Matt's only choice for a bass player. The newest member of the Matt Dunnam Band, John was the founding member of 'The Ventilators,' an eclectic rock band founded in the late '80's in Ft. Worth, now based in the Hill Country. John's credits include lead guitar of cow-punk band 'The Hakkenkaufs' and the alt-country band 'Liver Eatin' Johnson,' both of Austin, TX.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 9


Matt Dunnam Band  12/08/2008            
shelly
Now how cool is that?? My name is also Shelly Dunnam. Best name ever! Is it Irish?
Matt Dunnam Band  11/08/2007            
Brennan
Dude I can't believe my Uncle Matt is all over the internet!
Matt Dunnam Band  08/13/2007            
Kyle
This show was one of the most insane concerts we saw this year. There were all of these flashing lazers, smoke bombs, and so forth, the fans were a little TOO into it, if you know what I mean, it was almost like a 70s rock concert. They came out and it was almost too much. I mean I understand you have to mix it up, go with the flow, but these guys went way beyond... the sequin outfits, the boots, the bass player had on a suit or something that looked like Sinatra, it was almost like they weren't taking it very seriously. I guess they are original so thats totally cool. The songs were like Pink Floyd, they were rocking out, most of the time you could barely see because of the smoke bombs and fog machines. After the show we were sort of speechless, I liked them because I can appreciate originality. The album was INCREDIBLE, I would compare it to Led Zeppelin, Houses Of The Holy. Just a completely new sound. Get it.
Matt Dunnam Band  02/14/2007            
Shelley Dunnam
I JUST THINK ITS AWESOME THAT U HAVE THE EXACT SAME LAST NAME AS ME. I HAVE NEVER MET SOMEONE NOT RELATED TO ME WITH THE SAME LAST NAME THAT ATLEAST SPELT IT RIGHT...THE ODD THING IS THAT MY ENTIRE LIFE I HAVE WANTED TO SING COUNTRY MUSIC....
Matt Dunnam Band  09/26/2002            
big fan
I am so impressed with Matt Dunnam. I saw him play in Abilene and was amazed that he actually took time after the show to talk to his fans and sign autographs. He is a great songwriter and really gets the audience into his music. My favorite song on his album is Stevie Ray & Jack, but they are all great. If you don't have the CD, you're missing out!
Matt Dunnam Band  03/07/2002            
Melinda
Matt is awesome! I was passing through Texas and I heard Steve Ray and Jack and just fell in love with the song. Texas Highways is also one of my favorites. Pick one up, your missing a great CD!
Matt Dunnam Band  03/02/2002            
Brad
I have had the good fortune to meet almost all the major players on the Texas music scene. But, none have been as humble and appreciative of the fans as Matt Dunnam. A down to earth guy with a well of talent to draw from. His band is tight and rocks hard, I urge anyone tired of hearing the same kind of songs by the cookie cutter artists to check out Matt Dunnam and the no. 6 band.
Matt Dunnam Band  11/27/2001            
Jacob Jones
Great cd, especially like stevie ray and jack
Matt Dunnam Band  08/28/2001            
Ryan Welch
This Is a Great Texas Country CD. Hes from around abilene which is where im from and of course the best song on here is stevie ray and jack.
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