About Us

The Dust City Opera is Albuquerque’s freshest indie folk rock orchestra led by singer/songwriter Paul Hunton.  Paul is a powerful singer with a style hearkening back to Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. He is known for his smart songwriting, poetic lyrics, and strong stage presence.

If you're looking for a modern, energetic, rockin' band for your next event, we've got you covered! We're an unusual combination of sounds, including the expected rock band instruments, as well as trombone, accordion, clarinet and more.

If you'd like to see us bring our dramatic and frivolous musical whimsies to life, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube and be sure to join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on our upcoming shows and tours! Looking to book us for your next event? Head over to our contact page and shoot us a message!

We are: Clara Byom (accordion, clarinet, keyboard), Danny "the Harp" Garcia (bass, harmonica), Greg Williams (drums), Jared Putnam (lead guitar, vocals), Travis Rourk (trombone, trumpet, vocals), and Paul Hunton (lead vocals, guitar)

We are: Clara Byom (accordion, clarinet, keyboard), Danny "the Harp" Garcia (bass, harmonica), Greg Williams (drums), Jared Putnam (lead guitar, vocals), Travis Rourk (trombone, trumpet, vocals), and Paul Hunton (lead vocals, guitar)