Solo project from versatile Kim Dunn long overdue

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Having played music for over 30 years, Kim Dunn has now become a well-known and recognized name in the Maritime music scene. Dunn started his musical career by studying jazz at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and since graduating this incredibly accomplished musician has shared the stage with the biggest names on the East Coast, including being a longtime member of Rita MacNeil's band, collaborating and performing with Lennie Gallant, David Myles, Dave Gunning and having toured extensively with Matt Minglewood, as well as having had a chance to perform with Alison Krauss and Philip Glass.

"Take This Hammer" is Kim Dunn's first solo project which he self-produced, and to say that it is long overdue is an understatement. His versatility has allowed him to write an incredible album full of blues, pop, and jazz elements. Kim's soft-spoken manner intertwined with blues and soul proves that this album of eight original songs is full of his unbelievable talent for songwriting.

Having won awards such as the Musicians Special Achievement from the East Coast Music Awards and performing with Symphony Nova Scotia this humble yet versatile piano player has been able to tour the world.

"Take This Hammer" is evidently an album from an accomplished songwriter and the listener will be sold immediately, even though Dunn is such a humble musician and does not consider himself a songwriter, just a musician.  I for one am very happy to have this musician performing and writing his own music because this album is a wonderful treasure to add to our East Coast music collection.

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Fleur Mainville has been a part of the East Coast music scene for over 20 years and she would now like to share with you her insight on East Coast albums and the artists behind them. To contact Fleur email her at

Organizations: St. Francis Xavier University

Geographic location: East Coast, Maritime, Antigonish

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