David Luning

Sunday, 8:15pm, IMAX Stage

After hearing John Prine, David Luning devoted himself to songwriting and performing. In his native California, he worked his way up through open mics to large festival performances, piecing together a band to flesh out his songs along the way and hitting the road to tour with a fierce determination. His self- released debut album, 'Just Drop On By,' garnered acclaim from both critics and fellow musicians alike, with country megastar Keith Urban hailing Luning's "staunch originality." Songs from the album landed numerous film and TV placements, most recently on NBC's 'Grimm,' and Luning's reputation for exhilarating live performances earned him dates with luminaries like Jackie Greene, Dave and Phil Alvin, and Elvin Bishop, along with a slew of festival performances up and down the West Coast. Along the way he also became a favorite finalist on American Idol in 2014. Elements of folk, rock and country have made his music and his band a do not miss show.