“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, the eccentric, folk-rock brainchild of singer/songwriter Paul Hunton. We came together in 2018 to play a show with a few friends and unexpectedly grew into a fun, rocking band.
We’re what you get if Chris Cornell, Tom Waits, and Cake had a rock ‘n’ roll demon baby with a love for dark humor. Paul’s dry wit and gift for storytelling give our music a blend of death and levity.
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.
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.
We’re working on new music in 2021 and looking forward to the day we can tour again.