Josie Dunne

Fri. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:00pm CDT
All Ages
70 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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70 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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-- Valid tickets from originally scheduled April 18 concert will be honored at this show. --


When most effective, music possesses an almost supernatural ability to take listeners on a vibrant journey. Listen closely to a well-constructed song, and an artist’s pathway to the present comes into laser-sharp focus. To that end, if ever one was curious where Josie Dunne stands at a given point in her life, her sophisticated and ever-soulful songs told the tale. Songwriting then, for the 22-year old breakout singer, has always been a matter of “deep diving into who you are as a person,” she offers. Because you have to be super self-aware to figure out your sound.”  Having worked as a professional songwriter since age 16, and now having just released Late Teens Early Twenties, her soul-baring second EP for Atlantic Records, Dunne says in so many ways we have been and are continuing to play witnesses in real time to her self-discovery.


To hear Dunne tell it, Late Teens Early Twenties is the clearest distillation of her sonic and lyrical maturation. The process of constructing To Be The Little Fish, her debut EP released via Atlantic in 2018, was a soul and sound-searching process Dunne likens to a healthy dose of trial and error. Only a teenager at the time, she experimented with a mélange of sounds and styles. Not until she wrote and recorded “Old School,” that EP’s centerpiece and her breakout single, did she feel she’d truly found her musical voice.


And, not surprisingly, her evolution as a songwriter and artist has only continued: Dunne’s new music is the result of endless sonic tweaking and intense self-examination – a process that first began in her middle school years when she’d post cover songs to YouTube and play local bars and restaurants in her native Chicago suburbs, and was aided by her endlessly supportive family of artists. “Everyone in my family is super-creative, Dunne says. “All of my siblings do something in the arts. They’re my biggest fans. I don’t know how I could have done it without them.”  


Amidst everything, Dunne is continuously excited by her ongoing artistic evolution. So much of that, she notes, can be witnessed via her mesmerizing live show. Dunne admits at first she suffered from terrible stage fright– “You could probably literally see my hands shaking” – but that’s hardly the case anymore. Having toured with a wrecking crew of top-notch A-list musical talent, from Julia Michaels to Andy Grammar and Ben Rector, she’s become a confident and charismatic must-see entertainer.



www.sub.iastate.edu/mshop | www.josiedunne.com


TICKETING NOTES: All sales are final | A 3% processing fee is applied to online purchases | All tickets are subject to a non-refundable $2 MidwesTIX service fee | Each and every ISU student ticket will require a valid, unique ISU student ID at the door to avoid an upcharge to the public price.

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ISU Student (ID required @ the door) + More Details $10.00
Public + More Details $15.00
Venue Details
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The Maintenance Shop ISU Memorial Union - 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011