At only 22 years of age, folk musician Blair Dunlop has already received widespread praise and recognition for his adventurous song writing style and masterful guitar playing. Since winning the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his debut album ‘Blight and Blossom’, Dunlop has continued to develop rapidly as an artist with an impressive output that has seen him release his second solo album ‘House of Jacks’, as well as a collaborative E.P. with Atlanta based sister duo, Larkin Poe.
‘House of Jacks’ embraces a more contemporary, bluesy sound with clear transatlantic influences, contrasting with a largely acoustic debut. In spite of this progression however, Dunlop has lost none of his story-telling magic. Exploring an array of themes including the trials of the school playground outcast in ‘Something’s Gonna Give Way’, and thoughts on determinism in ‘Chain by Design’, Dunlop’s often-philosophical ballads are moving and beautifully constructed.
Through his fusion of a timeless folk style with more contemporary influences and lyrical themes, the young Dunlop stands as one of the leading and most exciting innovators of the folk genre…
Watch his latest single 'The Station' from 'House of Jacks' below