with Hope Nix, Neal Carpenter
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 8:00 PM CST
(7:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
Clare Dunn is a fearless performer, a dazzling guitar-slinger, and a powerfully emotive singer whose unique blend of country and rock references a wide range of trailblazing influences, while maintaining a sound that is uniquely hers.
Born where the Oklahoma panhandle meets the sprawling Colorado countryside, Clare grew up driving silage trucks, combines, and eighteen-wheelers long before she was legally old enough to secure her learners permit. Clapton, Strait, The Stones, and The Eagles created the musical backdrop of her youth as she supported the family-owned farm and ranch in a part of the world where nothing comes without hard work and determination.
After a brief stint in Texas, Clare relocated to Nashville in 2007and quickly carved out her niche within a music scene that often expects too little from its female performers. Able to drive a live show with nothing but a rhythm section, Clare is an accomplished entertainer who has appeared in front of numerous crowds across the country.
Clare has also contributed background vocals on a slew of recordings, including Luke Bryan’s smash Country Girl (Shake It for Me) and has established a crew of songwriting collaborators that includes multi-award winning hitmakers Terry McBride, Brice Long, Tommy Lee James, and more, all while completing her Bachelors degree in Songwriting Composition from Belmont University. While attending Belmont, Clare was also awarded the ASCAP Songwriter’s Scholarship and won the ASCAP Writer’s Night Series.