Stories of the Years Ex-house painter John Bunzow throws formula country songwriting out the window on his arresting debut Stories of the Years . Blending an amiable tenor with… Stories of the Years Ex-house painter John Bunzow throws formula country songwriting out the window on his arresting debut Stories of the Years . Blending an amiable tenor with… John Bunzow Country
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Stories of the Years (1995)

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Details Lead Performance: John Bunzow; Genre: Country

Ex-house painter John Bunzow throws formula country songwriting out the window on his arresting debut Stories of the Years. Blending an amiable tenor with economy of language and the minimalistic production of Dwight Yoakam collaborator Pete Anderson, Bunzow makes no secret of his influences — Tom T. Hall on the title song, Merle Haggard on ''Poison Mem'ries'' — but uses them merely as jumping-off points for an inventive romp. A

Originally posted Aug 25, 1995 Published in issue #289-290 Aug 25, 1995 Order article reprints
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