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"Clean, pure vocals, simple yet thoughtful, and effective lyrics with a great hook. The multiple talents of David Luning are clearly exhibited in Restless. He has set the bar high with thoughtful and unique styling, well-crafted lyrics and versatile vocals. I have a feeling this artist will make a notable mark with this exceptional work." 

-J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root (2.17)

"Luning's new album, Restless, is as down to earth as his upbringing."

-John Platt, WFUV (2.5.17)


“David Luning’s new CD Restless is a fun ride, with something for everyone…it rocks hard, then it rocks soft, then it rocks hard some more!  Love it!’

- Ralph Anybody, KPIG-FM, Morning Drive DJ/MD/Production


“Luning rises to the occasion with a polished, confident collection of country rock and Americana music that's both radio-ready and emotionally resonant.”

-Charlie Swanson, The Bohemian (2.1.17)


“He raised his own profile and graduated to a new level of polish and professionalism.”

-Dan Taylor, Press Democrat (2.2.17)


“David Luning and his band are earning their accolades in the best way possible - simply by being good at what they do and by working hard...After a quick spin, it’s evident that Luning shares some of his mentor’s approach; his songs - like Prine’s - are delivered in a deceivingly simple style that comes across as unadorned truth. Luning’s melodies are catchy and hummable, and not a syllable or guitar lick is wasted. It’s a refreshing and mature listen in a world of overly-quantized and auto-tuned artists all desperately and loudly vying for attention.”

-Joe Armstrong, Independent’s Day Podcast (1.25.17)


“His ode to life on the road, “Driftin” hits all the right notes. The call-and-response between the vocal and the guitar in the chorus is just downright smart writing.”

-Jeremy Burchard, Wide Open Country (1.13.17)


“However, one listen to his craft warrants the understanding of not only a concise product, but an authentic talent...The rock n’ roll-tinged Americana debut, slated for a February 3rd release, covers poignant instances of loss and disarray, but bravery and growth all the same.”

-Jake Kussmaul, Music Existence (1.8.17)


“Thankfully, there’s no sign of Luning stopping soon — that really fun party’s just getting started.”

-Angela Stefano, The Boot (12.7.17)

“Staunch originality, no one’s doing what you do…good singer songwriter, story-telling guy” 

-  Keith Urban 


“Luning has what I’d call an effortlessly resonant voice that allows him to play with a band or solo, standing alone on a stage strumming an acoustic guitar.”

- Paul Liberatore Marin, IJ (1.17.17)

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2.4 Million Total Streams on Spotify (2.2M) and Apple Music (275K) and (20K Shazams), Pandora (399K) 500+ Playlists across 177 countries


Repeat official showcasing artist for AmericanaFest (Nashville), Folk Alliance International (Kansas City). 


He has shared stages with Tedeschi Trucks, John Hiatt, Chris Isaak, Jay Leno, Crystal Bowersox, The Alvin Brothers, John Craigie, Son Volt, Donavon Frankenreiter, Jackie Greene, Dustbowl Revival, Poor Man’s Whiskey and more. 


He has performed in these prestigious venues - Orpheum Theatre, The Mountain Winery, Sweetwater Music Hall, Montbleu Casino Resort, The State Room, Mohegan Sun Casino, Tin Pan, Rusty Rudder, Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Brooklyn Bowl, Fox Tucson Theatre, Celebrity Theatre, Eccles Theater, Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage plus more. 


Upcoming release, Lessons (2024), produced by Grammy-nominated engineer, producer Damien Paige Lewis. 


Has performed many prominent music festivals including - Bottlerock (CA), Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (CA), Strawberry Music Festival (CA), 


Press coverage from Paste, Daytrotter, Yahoo! Music, American Songwriter and more. 


Live television performances on American Idol, Jam In the Van, The Booth, WTTW - Chicago Tonight, Daytrotter, Paste Magazine NY, WFUV NY, WDVX Knoxville, American Roots Radio, Family Wash, Music City Roots.    


Songs have been featured in film and TV - NBC Grimm, Nashville, Lucifer,  Team Mom OG, Peace In The Valley,  57 Seconds, The Devil’s Dozen,  Standing On The Corner - The Story Of A Crossing Guard, Arachnoquake, Swamp Shark. 

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