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~~this is a very rough translation sorry about that. i will have a better one up soon.~~

Alexinder Gunn may have been singing that folk music is dead, but as long as there are talented Alexinder's walking, richly from exhaustive own emotional life, runs this genre provisionally no risks. Alexinder loves Jack Kerouac and westerns, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Damien Rice and Eva Cassidy. In his first solo album would be sporadic echoes to capture, among other influences. Melancholy and desire are inherent to his songs, all of which he wrote himself. He also producing this album, which he tackles two jobs simultaneously and Live occurred where he could. He comes from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and after wanderings in the club of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey followed with performances at festivals as crowning the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival this year. In his songs, it processes liefdesthema's, hartzeer, bitterness and desire, the whole gamut of gemoedsschakeringen. He waadt if it were in troubled waters, reaching down to vertroosting or salvation. In 'Cold Water Comin' he screams with a passionate singing style, strange for a young singer-songwriter, barely twenty passed. That intensity declares himself "as being caught by the music ', a disease that affects him from a young age digested. His decision to be a musician was already down when he saw six-year age Garth Brooks singing and Bob Dylan's "Hurricane" meant absolutely a revelation. First he made a detour through 16 years at a rockbandje to be closed. And with a local band from Stafford he made the CD "Mercy" when he was 19. But the direction he is taking, stands for him as the right, is aversion to loud music, metal and hardcore. For the guidance of his songs makes himself tortured with electric or acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboard and drums, sometimes orchestral through. The reverberation of his voice often stresses the desolate, as in 'The Streets Of This Town' with a nostalgic appeal. Also 'Leavin' Home 'goes to the throat because of the defenceless incorporated doorschemert. In that sense, he leans more to the bluesbeleving, than in the folkballades example of Woody Guthrie. Al brings Alexinder in "I Know Your Here 'a eigensoortig eretribuut with this folktroubadour. Alexinder you can see as the young version of Martyn Joseph of Peter Case, though his lyrics betray a maturity, unusual for a eenentwintigjarige. 'Folk Music', it's in the Voice and the Mind Of Alexinder Gunn. Bijlange not yet dead.
Marcie - ROOTSTIME (Jun 15, 2008) - ROOTSTIME


- Mercy (full album)
- Folk Music is Dead (full album)
- Hard Times, Glory, and the Space Between (ep)



Alexinder Gunn, a singer/ songwriter from Fredericksburg Virginia,
born in Aberdeen, WA has been all around the country, from singing on the street corner in Fredericksburg, VA to playing at many well known and respected clubs in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and Minnesota. He also has been a featured performer at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Carytown Watermelon Festival, the Carytown Wine Festival, and the Virginia state fair. He started playing Music when he was 16 years old “it was like I was bitten by some bug and music consumed my entire life like an illness.” Said Alexinder, and within 6 months of starting he was playing local open mics. By the time he turned 19 he had released an Album with a local band from Stafford, VA. titled “Mercy” And had been headlining shows for 2 years.

“This guy is a Real Folk Singer.” Anthony Fiumano

“A lot of people don’t got it man, they try, but him, he’s got it” – Randy Crouch (Red Dirt Rangers)

"His songs are insightful mood pieces that bring to mind other great songwriters, but are remarkable in their own way" -Joel Pomerantz (Songwriters Association of Washington)

On February 5th of 2008 Alexinder released his first solo album ironically titled ‘Folk Music is Dead.’ In true folk singer/songwriter tradition Alexinder plays topical and story songs along with songs of love, heartbreak, and bitter realizations. The album is full of powerfully poetic songs, with his hauntingly beautiful voice and brilliantly orchestrated melodies every line is like a brush stroke on canvas painting a picture in your mind.

Alexinder Gunn, 22 year old Folk Singer