One interesting offshoot of the COVID-19 music slowdown is that the inability to book full bands has led some musicians to try a more minimal approach, going out as solo artists. And finding they like it.
Take, for example, Kevin Dundon. Dundon – or K-Dogg as he books himself – had played in almost every format and musical style in his career, from a start with a cover band with 85% of its set list being Metallica (Regression), a Pink Floyd inspired original band (Circle of Red), and stints with the bands Devour, Chain Reaction, and Shattered Envy when he got a call to join a re-formed version of the area’s top country band, Lonesome Dove.
“I was like, Lonesome Dove? Really? My mom used to go see you guys when I was a kid,” recalled Dundon (a comment that may not have set well with Dove founder Todd Lozo.) “Our first show we debuted at Silverado, where we didn’t just sell out, we had over 100 people waiting all the way down the street to get in.”
However, after a…