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Dust City Opera


  1. 1.
    Estate Sale
  2. 2.
    Bring Me Back Home
  3. 3.
    Romance for the End of Days
  4. 4.
    Columbia Drive
  5. 5.
    Twenty Years
We are the Dust City Opera, the Southwest’s freshest indie folk-rock band led by singer/songwriter Paul Hunton.
We’re known for our unique instrumentation and crafty songwriting, often juxtaposing dark, bold subject matter over whimsical, lighthearted melodies. Hunton’s songwriting is strikingly visual and spans the spectrum from playful to apocalyptic, balancing his powerful voice over exceptional arrangements of dreamy guitar licks and intensely rich horns. This folk-rock orchestra is an unusual combination of sounds, including the expected rock band instruments, as well as trombone, accordion, clarinet and more. We pull influences from folk, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, classical, and alt-country.
Artists we like and are influenced by include: Tom Waits, Cake, The Felice Brothers, OK GO, The Handsome Family, and Soundgarden. Read more at:
Also check out:
-- Our latest, super dope music video for Bring Me Back Home here:
-- Rad merch available here:
-- If you really love us and want to send us fan mail, leave nice messages on our phone, or want to get in touch here's how you can reach us directly:
Dust City Opera
La Sala Studio
1620 Griegos Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 488-8223


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