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Corktown Christmas ft. Bunky & the Burnouts wsg: Poor Player / Erik Alan
December 21, 2017
Bunky Hunt is a songwriter, recording engineer, and producer from Detroit.
Raised during the 70’s, and inspired by bands such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, and Tom Petty. Today, Americana music is his passion. Driven by a love for tube amplifiers, outboard recording gear, and vintage microphones. Doing it the right way.
Poor Player is the musical project of one Motor City M.F. Homegrown Indie folk Americana born of an excess of beverages, Poor Player is a five piece band that takes to the stage with barrel house rambles, neo Dustbowl yodels, Tecumseh strums, and a hopped up grab bag of American riddles and laments. Saluting the guy flying a sign beside the highway exit, zigzagging through the post-industrial prairie, Poor Player is all about finding the roots beneath the rubble, the green beneath the ruin, the country blues in the pothole concrete, the folk in the f***d up, and the beauty in the city gone to seed. Always bring a flask to Poor Player shows and spill some firewater for the brothers passed and who are passing. Missing Poor Player one place search another, they play on some stage waiting for you.
Erik Alan is a singer/songwriter from Michigan. When he was only 21, a chance encounter with a community of musicians in Massachusettes led him to relocate there, where he became a founding member of the western MA roots/rock group The Amity Front. Alan’s songs deal in timeless themes; but his ability to channel those themes and deliver them with a relevance that everyone can identify with is something that only a student of songcrafting could provide.
In June of 2011, Alan released his first full length solo album Full Circle. Recorded at Verdant Studio in VT and produced by David Goodrich (Peter Mulvey, Chris Smither), Full Circle is a veritable synopsis of the American songbook with both somber, traditionally rooted songs as well as gritty rock and roll and everything in between.