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“Outrageously interesting arrangements!”
“Best live show I’ve seen in Albuquerque!”
"Hunton's ... perfectly and poetically deranged
sentiment can raise a smile as well as a shiver"
We are Dust City Opera, an eccentric folk-rock orchestra lead by singer/songwriter, Paul Hunton. We came together in 2018 to play a show with a few friends and unexpectedly grew into an exciting, long-term commitment. Our songs are an eclectic stack of dark, absurd, silly, and even sometimes serious stuff. We have a lot of songs about dying. We’ve got some drinkin’ songs. We’ve even got an anthem for gay cowboys.
Our 2019 debut album, "Heaven," sparked a wave of media appearances and captured international attention with industry leaders such as Eric Alper and Movimento Country. We were subsequently named Modern Musician’s 2019 Gold Artist of the Year and had just solidified our first major tour plans when the pandemic drew touring to a halt.
Now in 2021, we are embarking on the next exciting chapter of our independent music-making journey, including the release of our second independent record this summer and a tour this fall.
At the end of the day, we just want to make great music, play fun shows, and connect personally with our friends and fans …And drink craft beer. And eat snax.
See you on the road soon!