ACL SUNDAY PREVIEW: Brits maintain hometown feel

Playing on Sunday of ACL 2012, the Dunwells are a quintessential old time folk band.

Playing on Sunday of ACL 2012, the Dunwells are a quintessential old time folk band.

Life & Arts Editor

British musicians The Dunwells explain on their website that their music “seamlessly melds elements of Celtic and American folk, rock, country, blues, pop and soul into a sound all their own.”

The band consists of brothers Joseph and David Dunwell, their cousins, Jonny Lamb and Rob Clayton and their longtime best friend Dave Hanson.

The band plays a multitude of instruments including guitar, piano, banjo, drums, bass and pedal steel that accompany the simple, harmonizing vocals from Joseph Dunwell and Lamb.

The Dunwells’ debut album “Blind Sighted Faith” was released earlier this year.

The music from The Dunwells will bring you back to hometown open mic nights, but with serious talent.

From their album, check out the slowly sensitive “Only Me” and the romantic anthem “So Beautiful.”

The Dunwells are set to perform at 4:15 p.m. Sunday on the BMI stage. They will also be signing autographs at the Waterloo tent at 5:45 p.m. Sunday.