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Kevin Dunbar / Bio

Kevin Dunbar packed his belongings and left New York behind to try for a better life in Georgia. Rochester, New York is where he was born and raised. His family split apart when he was 15 years old and this led to many behavioral issues and changes for Kevin. His once knowledge and interest in instruments, which came from one of the better elementary schools in the city, would come to a complete halt after being forced to attend one of the worse middle and high schools in New York State. Things only became darker for Kevin by way of a high school which exposed him to activities that could only lead to one of two places: the grave or jail. He actually got a taste of both; the hardest personal life experience being his long time childhood cousin passing in the year 1999, due to violence. This was the final straw. A Ryder truck, a used couch, and a 1985 Pontiac would be his only means to survival. He then embarked on an opportunity to walk away from everything- including his divorced Mother, a West Indian immigrant, who was still living in a very rough urban community - the same community he was bred on for 25 years. He found himself in Smyrna for no particular reason other than his older brother being stationed at the Cobb Navy base in Marietta in the 90s. It would be a girl, a girl who would decide that he needed an outlet and that a guitar could be it. She began taking him to concerts and introducing him to music that he would never have listened to on his own. He then took things into his own hands around the year 2005; playing every open mic he could find himself, and meeting a bunch of local musicians, particularly in Kennesaw Georgia- about 25 minutes outside the city of Atlanta. Afterwards, he released a five piece record with a few extra songs he had recorded earlier. This helped him build the confidence to continue growing as an artist. Working a pretty demanding nine to five job and still managing to live an active nocturnal life, he eventually made connections in the city, which was his dream playing field. He became active in the buzzing Atlanta independent music life, playing bars and events that would allow him to showcase his original work, which led to him really being taken seriously as a singer song-writer. This eventually afforded him an opportunity to record an album with some of the bigger musical artists of Atlanta. The result is an album called Flaxen Grey, and it is sure to be nothing short of Kevin’s journey, his many musical shades that cross between day and night, beginning and end, switching between country and folk, acoustic rock, to pop, and old Motown.

General Info

Band Members
Kevin Dunbar
Artist Name
Kevin Dunbar
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/kevindunbar
Genres
Alternative / Pop Rock

Contact Info

Location
Kennesaw, GA

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