We first heard from Jamie Dunphy & True North last year upon the release of their debut full-length album “Dark Night Bright Morning.” That record introduced readers of The Static Dive to a band with a classic Alt-Rock/Americana vibe that brings to mind legendary groups like Wilco and REM.
The trio of veteran Boston musicians first came together in 2018, each with an extensive résumé that includes key roles in high-profile regional bands like Mill City Trio, The Gone Boys and The Snap Daddies. They made their recording debut in 2019 with the EP “No More Waiting” and followed with a pair of singles before dropping the album in May 2021.
“I’m Still Here” is the brand new single from Jamie Dunphy & True North, released worldwide to all major streaming services on January 1, 2022. The track is their first release since “Dark Night Bright Morning.” With an Alt-Country groove and a bit of R&B flair, the band delivers an anthem for adult rockers everywhere.
“I’m Still Here” is a tribute to our friends who are still creating great music, learning and growing after many years in this sometimes brutal industry.Jamie Dunphy
The song is Jamie Dunphy’s first-person narrative of an artist who has kept going long after the dream of Pop stardom has lost its appeal. Seth Peterson (bass) and Tod Salmonson (drums) lay down a solid backbeat rhythm as Jerry Sabatini (trumpet) and Ian Carroll (saxophone) add some Memphis Soul. Meanwhile, Jamie finds the Zen of making music for its own sake and shares some life wisdom as he sings, “I’ve lost some of my charms and let go of some old frustrations.”
Check out “I’m Still Here” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Jamie Dunphy & True North. Get on their profiles and get in the loop on all of the music to come.