Grownup Music

Before you listen: You can stream my grownup music below. Enjoy! But if you can stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. I’ll make a fraction of a cent on each play. Buying CD’s or downloads is even better. No matter how you do it, thank you for listening!

Everything started with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Then I was a Beatles-obsessed kid, convinced that everyone wanted to hear about my deepest emotions. Next, I wanted to be an Indigo Girl. Then Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, and Vic Chesnutt showed me how strange songs can be. Old-time taught me about rhythm. Punk and grunge made me the reasonably competent guitar player I am today.

My most frequent collaborator is Brian Slattery, who plays all kinds of music on all kinds of instruments. Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson made my last four albums possible, creating the art and liner notes and distributing them through IdiotsBooks and Bobbledy Books. I’ve also played with DC-based Hollertown and Wisconsin’s all-priest supergroup Monstrance (see us in action here). Brian Wecht and I once wrote music for a college production of Bertolt Brecht’s Joan of the Stockyards. It was rejected. Brian now changes lives as a member of Ninja Sex Party.

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The New South

by Drew Bunting

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Things ain’t what they used to be in the American South, for better (a lot) and worse (some). Recorded with the wonderful musicians and even better humans Joe DeJarnette (bass), Charlie Shaw (drums), and Brian Slattery (fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocals).

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Training Wheels

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Just what it sounds like. Songs written and recorded when I was first starting out. If you went to college with me or we lived in Columbia, SC at the same time, you may have heard these.