Josie Dunne Is A Rockstar In Her Own Right On Tour With Andy Grammer [Tour Diary]

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Though touring can be full of long days and endless travel, Josie Dunne is proving this is nothing she can’t handle. Recently releasing her To Be The Little Fish EP, the Chicago-native is now settled in Nashville where she constantly works on her songwriting and collaborates with other creatives. Featuring quirks, charm, and a hint of nerdiness in all of her songs, Dunne is showcasing what it means to prideful in everything you love and care about.

Giving everything she’s got to each new audience, Dunne is a charismatic dream. Sharing the stage with Andy Grammer every night is no joke, but it’s as if she was born to be there. Though she may find herself rocking away on stage, she has discovered other facets of touring which are equally exciting. Here are a few glimpses of Josie Dunne making her mark on and off the stage.

To get an intimate look at Dunne’s music, check out our premiere of “Cool With It” acoustic session here.

All photos: Tyler Squires

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Standing on my amp, trying to be a rockstar.

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It’s a bird…It’s a plane…

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Jamming HARD in Cleveland.

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Two thick mamas at the art museum in Kansas City.

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Soundcheck.

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My first merch designs came in for this tour. I’d never had merch before, so I was VERY excited to rock it.

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Biting my nails (per usual) in a really pretty theater in Columbus. I got to see a lot of beautiful old theaters on this tour.

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I used to play and sing along to the record player in my room as a kid. This being my first tour, I wanted my set to feel as comfortable as those moments. So, I set up my record player to play the tracks of my songs so I could play along to vinyl live. It was cool.

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Being on stage is SO much fun.

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In Buffalo, NY freestyle rapping (lol jk).

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In Peekskill, NY.

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I adored getting to share my stories with a new crowd every night. That’s the joy of writing songs- telling a story. Being on tour and sharing those every night was SO inspiring. I LOVE TOUR!

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Little trip to the beach on a chilly day in Charleston, SC.

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Got to visit a lot of art museums on days off. #ArtsyFarsty

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Andy Grammer and I hugging it out after the last show in Greensboro, NC where he jumped on stage during my set and played trumpet for the last song. I learned so much from him in only a month. He and his crew/band became like family. Love these people forever.

The tour may be over, but you can follow Josie Dunne’s post-tour sadness over on her Instagram

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