David Luning is a folk/Americana/country artist with a bluesy-rock attitude. His new album, “Restless,” perhaps gives insight to the musician who dropped out of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston to get a jump start on his career. He jokes that John Prine made him do it.
“I hadn’t heard any of his music (before Berklee),” Luning told Tahoe Onstage in a 2015 interview. “I was like, ‘holy shit,’ I gotta do this as a career.’ The only thing I can say is when I heard it, it clicked with me. It just felt real — the humor, the wit, the heartfelt lyrics. It connected with me in such a way that I knew that was what I had to do.”
North Shore music fans are familiar with Luning’s music, as he has played at Moody’s Bistro a number of times. He also opened for LOCASH last year at the Cargo Concert Hall in Reno.
The Young Fables are a Nashville-based country and Americana duo, singer Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford. Wright moved to Nashville as a teenager and worked her way up from a restaurant hostess to a music star, appearing as an American Idol contestant along the journey. The Young Fables have opened for the likes of Sara Evans, Randy Houser, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, Joe Nichols and others.