“A Cowboys Face” from the album “Unbridle Me” will be the next release from the Sarah Dunn Band this August. Again, solely written by Sarah, as is every song on the album, with the exception Of “Cautionary Tale” which she co-wrote with guitarist Teddy Gentry. “I wrote A Cowboy’s Face in memory of my Uncle Gene, who was a fantastic musician himself and an influential person in my early life. He was one of a kind and always seemed to have whatever I needed on hand, whether it was a hug or come-to-Jesus talk. I would like to think everyone has someone like that and that’s how the idea for this song began”.
There’s a story that bandleader Sarah Dunn likes to tell about the extraordinary way in which she entered the world 27 years ago. Her mother Deborah, nine months pregnant, completed a full shift at the restaurant where she worked, drove herself to a midwife a half hour away to give birth and then drove back home with her baby girl on the same day. Incredible as that may be, she wasn’t finished. “Then she mowed the yard with a push mower,” says Dunn, shaking her head in disbelief. “That is a woman! That’s where I get my toughness.” Like her mother before her, Dunn possesses a resilience that resonates loud and clear through her music. The Missouri-based singer-fiddle player, whose[…]
“Figure It Out” is the first time Dunn has released a heavy ballad as a single, a sign of the liberating experience she enjoyed while recording Unbridle Me and taking new chances with her songwriting. The album’s title track nods at that process, appealing for someone take off her metaphorical restraints. “It’s about being able to appreciate someone or something for exactly what their nature is,” she says. “I’m a person who loves adventure, freedom, open spaces, and thankfully I’m surrounded by people in life who’ve always understood that, like my mama.”