Gary P. Nunn & The Bunkhouse Band

Gary P Nunn Profile

Band Members: Gary P. Nunn, Emmitt Roch, Derek Groves, Ric Ramirez, John “Trail Boss” Burris
Releases: One Way Or Another (2012), Christmas Time in Texas (2010), Taking Texas To The Country (2010), Something for the Trail (2004), Gary P. Nunn: Greatest Hits, Volume II (2001), It’s A Texas Thing (2000), Nobody But Me (1999), What I Like About Texas: Greatest Hits (1997), Under My Hat (1996), Roadtrip (1994), Totally Guacamole (1992), Border States (1986), Home With the Armadillo (1984)
Years at MusicFest: 8

Gary P. Nunn has been bringing Texas country to the world for over 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label, manage his career, and perform almost every weekend. His song “London Homesick Blues” is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. He played with such legendary artists as Willie Nelson, Michael Martin Murphey, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Born in Oklahoma, Nunn found his heart’s true home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to West Texas. After he landed in Austin in 1967, he became a key figure in one of Austin’s favorite bands, The Lavender Hill Express and later, the famous Lost Gonzo Band. Nunn’s own songs have always served him well, being recorded by stars like Willie Nelson (“The Last Thing I Needed,” “The First Thing This Morning”), Rosanne Cash (“Couldn’t Do Nothing’ Right”), David Allen Coe and many others. More than half a century since he first started playing music, Nunn says that he’s having more fun now than ever. A favorite at the MusicFest for the last eight years, this January Nunn will be the 2018 MusicFest Artists’ Tribute to Legend honoree. While Nunn’s Lost Gonzo Band was the tribute honoree in 2012, a tribute to Nunn’s own songs is long overdue. When he’s not on the stage, you can find him on the slopes and even occasionally at the Steamboat Grand lobby piano for an impromptu performance.

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