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Patrick Dunn

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Album Critique"

"Corner Room" can resonate with a diverse range of styles. Whether you're into inebriated alt-country, singer/songwriter intimacy, or fractured indie-rock, Patrick Dunn has something for you. At times reminiscent to everything from the fragile yearning of Bob Dylan to the moderate swagger-rock of Pavement, this is an album of impressive potential. While every song is worthy of mention, I particularly dig "Catalina." This is definately the type of lo-fi, jingle jangle that is well suited for college radio.

-Ryan Hoffer, A&R/Radio Promotion, Shut Eye Records & Agency - Shut Eye Records & Agency

"DirtFloor Record Label Party Press Release"

Tel. (917) 363-5272

Artist-run label kicks off with a charity bash at the
Paradise Lounge

DEC. 6, 2007 (BOSTON, MA) -- The new DirtFloor Records, an
artist-run record label, will host its first major event,
benefiting the American Liver Foundation's Run for Research
Marathon Team. The event on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9p.m. will
be held at the Paradise Lounge in Boston, and will serve as
the label's public launch party. The party will feature
performances by the current DirtFloor roster in both solo
and band sets.

DirtFloor Records is comprised of Patrick Dunn, Eric
Lichter, Sandra Lichter, Jeremy Lichter, Brendan Murphy,
and Bryan Pero. These six songwriters span the entire
Northeast corridor of the United States, ranging from New
York City, through Connecticut and Boston, and up to New
Hampshire. It is the goal of the label to define a
regional sound, one that focuses on the roots of rock,
folk, and country, while embracing a more independent-
sounding future. "Defining your sound is like defining a
feeling," said Dunn. "You can call it what you want, but
it really just needs to be experienced."

The label itself is a departure from typical record label
models. Instead of answering to higher-ups and department
heads, DirtFloor is run by its founding artists. In this
way, the label is more of a musical family than a financial
figurehead. In fact, the founding artists met through
recording sessions at the Connecticut studio owned and
operated by the Lichters.

The charity that the party is benefiting, The Run for
Research Team, is one of the sponsored charities for the
Boston Marathon. Last year, Dunn was one of the coaches
for the team as it prepared for the 2007 Marathon. "This
is the start of their training season, so it's nice for
them to have something like this to celebrate it," Dunn

Tickets for the DirtFloor Record Label Party at the
Paradise Lounge (969 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215)
are $10, and can be purchased in advance online at the
Paradise's website: To hear DirtFloor in
action, go to

- DirtFloor Records

"Local Motion: Dirt Floor Roars"

Local Motion: Dirt Floor Roars
A quiet, twangy Chester studio exposes its heart-rending roster;
Thursday, April 10, 2008
By Dan Barry

Eric Lichter has unleashed a monster upon Connecticut. He owns and operates Dirt Floor Studios, a sexy little analog recording shindig down in Chester; he also releases the records he produces on a label with the same name. But for a while now, he's been under most people's radar. On Saturday, he threw the doors wide open, hosting the first of what he hopes to make into a series of house concerts featuring artists from his roster.

As soon as I pulled in, the atmosphere was incredible. The studio is located along the banks of a beautiful brook, and, inside, the tables of the studio were packed with bread, cheese, wine, beer — all manner of stuff to make you feel like a king or queen. Lichter's wife and baby mama Sandra took the stage first, singing a wonderfully subversive song about her daughter's toy bunny. She accused Darby the bunny of sleeping around ("I see how easy you turn on"), stopping mid-song to explain with perfect deadpan that her daughter burst into tears when she saw another baby holding Darby on the toy's packaging. Meanwhile, their daughter cooed in the background in recognition of the song. It was just one of the many ways that everyone felt drawn into something intimate and special during the show.

The level of talent on the bill was astounding. Standout performers included Pat Dunn, whose slow pacing made his songs heartwringers, and Bryan Pero, who unleashed one of the best baritones this side of Brian MacDonald. But my favorite of the evening was Laura Meyer, who positively trampled what few pieces of my heart were still beating with her forlorn crooning and subdued fingerpicking. Her poetic lyrics were particularly notable; she had a way of taking an image and stringing it out along an entire verse, cleverly leading her listeners' expectations into trap after heartbreaking trap. Lichter and crew plan to host another house concert in the near future; stay updated by visiting - The Hartford Advocate



"Election Day Blues" 2008
Download-only single

"DOWN THAT ROAD" 2007 (Dirt Floor Records)



Patrick Dunn is of and from the places he has called home; he is all at once a product of New York, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New York, California, and New York (Brooklyn, currently). What does this have to do with the music? For one, the songs trace the American landscape with a connection to its long line of storytellers. In this tradition, we find the old soul, the rambler, the traveling singer and songwriter finding his place in the ever-growing timeline of honest music.

You want to talk genres? You’re into that sort of thing? Well, some folk call it folk or folk-rock; some use terms like Americana, alt-country, or roots that imply a continuation of and reaction to traditional music. Still, others say it’s all just rock & roll. A few even call it soul because of the place from which it comes. In reality, there are no clear boundaries between any of these and many other musical ideas. However, if defining genres is a useful tool and you feel the need to categorize further, go right ahead.

And what of this new record? Unnatural Disaster sounds like mixed tracks of acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, harmonicas, harmonies, and a hodgepodge rhythm section. The songs involve a cast of characters in scenes that play out over the course of the record. Some would call this a concept album or a record with a story. This story tells of Addie Greene, her husband, a flooding L.A. River, a burning house, a serial arsonist shot dead in a motel, and a paranoid grandfather.