Lost Immigrants
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Lost Immigrants


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"Praise for WOJD"

One of my albums of the year. ... This has some of the most wonderful guitar playing I've heard all year, never overstated but matching perfectly the catchy melodic songs, with some great vocals and harmonies. Gets better and better with every play. -- Roger Proud (Remedyman) - Online

"Praise for WOJD"

With a sound heavy on electric guitar, light on Dobro and fiddle (also on drawl, yodels and references to cattle, cheatin' and George Jones), Lost Immigrants take their place, with their debut disc, on the New Texas landscape. It's a sound typified by Charlie Robison and Jack Ingram. But where Robison seems at home singing about throwing a few back and finding oneself at the wrong address when necessary, Lost Immigrants tend more toward yearning, hopeful songs about love and life choices. -- Don Armstrong, CountryStandardTime.com
- CountryStandardTime.com

"Praise for WOJD"

Ground-zero poetry painting real-world yearnings and dejection, typified by the tale of an anonymous Wall Street functionary fallen between the Cost Of Freedom cracks. “If you see me walkin’ your way/ go ahead, cross the street/ I’ll be in heaven long before you/ I’m the ghost, the ghost you can see.” Acoustic-dominated, populist country that feels. Life somehow goes on in the face of a stacked deck.
--DC Larson - Rap/Rock Confidential

"Praise for WOJD"

Lost Immigrants is another new band to me, and definitely worth a listen. They’re classified as Americana and claim influences from country, Southern rock, blues and pop, which makes an interesting blend of music that they make work for them. They’ve got superb melodies and storybook lyrics about broken hearts and lost love that keep the listeners attention. There’s no superfluous production techniques or wasted notes to get in the way of the songs. This CD also dons another famous Texas music veteran as a producer in Ray Wylie Hubbard. The album has enormous playback value as well, trust me, it’s been in my CD player for a while now.
-- Brody Vercher - The 9513

"Praise for Pasaporte"

Pasaporte, the third release from Dallas' Lost Immigrants, is a pleasant, completely listenable album that fans of well-written country rock will quickly hoist their beers to. ... - Dallas Observer

"Praise for Pasaporte"

The Lost Immigrants fall into a sub-genre of progressive country that inhabits down-home Southern rock ‘n’ roll and authentic Texas twang. Their sophomore studio album Pasaporte is awash in good time two-steppin’ and bleeding rock rhythms fit for a sawdust floor in a ramblin’ country bar, or on a lonesome road trip through the deserts of West Texas. - Dirt Highway

"Praise for Pasaporte"

'Pasaporte' seems like a writer's notebook of ideas and thoughts. Not a to-do list, but a map of best-case scenarios of expression that is seldom accomplished in album form anymore. - Examiner.com

"Praise for Baptized: Live from the Hill Country"

Their songs find a home in that west Texas spot in your brain. The wide expanse where danger walks hand in hand with melancholy under a full moon across an otherwise darkened desert. Keep in mind that this is a live record, and as such it rocks sufficiently one minute while swaying sweetly the next…all the while maintaining the rough hewn textures one expects from an authentic live album. - Galleywinter.com

"Praise for Pasaporte"

The band's story-telling lyrics make the album a sort of cohesive collection of follies, fights, and forlorn love. - Pegasus News


"Waiting on Judgment Day"
Shiner Records, 2006

"Baptized: Live from the Hill Country"
Lo-fi Tofu Records, 2009

Lo-fi Tofu Records, 2010



Some call it country rock. Others call it Americana. These guys call it “y’alternative” – a refreshing new band with a sound that deserves a new name.

Hailed as a “vivid testimony of coolness and integrity” by the godfather of Texas roots rock Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lost Immigrants descended on the Texas music scene in 2005 with a flourish and style all its own. Armed with a bevy of melodic, thoughtful songs, Lost Immigrants released its debut album, “Waiting on Judgment Day”, under Shiner Records, a Palo Duro Records imprint. The record, produced by Hubbard, offered several singles, including the lead track, “Judgment Day”, which made a modest debut on the Americana radio charts. The response to the band’s mature sound and honest lyrics led to tours throughout the Southwest and Eastern Asia. Five years of constant touring also found the band issuing a live album in 2009 and a new studio album, "Pasaporte," in 2010.

“Lost Immigrants have successfully blended the drive of the best southern rock bands of the past, and cutting edge Texas music of today into a unique sound that is truly a breath of fresh air.” – Dallas Wayne, Sirius Radio, “Outlaw Country”

Lost Immigrants is the passion of James Dunning (lead vocals, guitar). James spent his formative years playing in various rock bands and as a solo act before finding a way to blend the sounds of his favorite college alt-rock bands with lonesome Texas country music. Along his journey, he recruited some of the best musicians North Texas had to offer, including guitarist Richard Davis (The Texas Red Legs, Richard and the Pallbearers), bassist Kim Naddeo and drummer Chad Stewart.

“Lost Immigrants tend more toward yearning, hopeful songs about love and life choices.” – Don Armstrong, CountryStandardTime.com

Lost Immigrants has grown from a band finding its way along the local music circuit to finding purpose and meaning with its fans. To hear a Lost Immigrants tune is to hear a song teeming with a message of redemption and second chances.

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