Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America


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The music of America remains timeless. Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek accomplished quite a lot after forming in England in 1970, with songs including “Horse With No Name,” “I Need You” and “Ventura Highway” earning stake as classics of the genre for years to come.

In November, the band released Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973, a collection of rare and otherwise unreleased early recordings of various songs and compositions.

Recently, Dewey Bunnell was kind enough to pay us a visit for a new installment of our RockCellarTV interview series — and for 45 minutes, he discussed the band’s formation, memories of the late Dan Peek, told amusing anecdotes from years on the road and much more.

It was truly a gift to spend an hour with him, and you may now do the same below.

RockCellarTV was introduced a few years ago as an effort to allow larger-than-life music icons to get up close and personal, discussing whatever they want — for however long they want, resulting in some candid conversations about hits, successful albums and music legacies … as well as misses, scandals and anything else they were comfortable discussing.

Dewey Bunnell joins the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity during RockCellarTV’s history, a list that includes Todd Rundgren’s UtopiaWalter EganStewart CopelandJudy CollinsRita CoolidgePeter Noone of Herman’s HermitsSteve HackettJohn OatesRick SpringfieldSteve Lukather of TotoMike Love of the Beach Boys, Ringo Starr and more.

Some of these chats took place at Rock Cellar HQ in California, while others were filmed on-location at venues (like the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, in the case of our chat with John Oates) as the artists prepared for a gig. They’re all up on our YouTube channel.


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