The Daredevil Christopher Wright

Born in 2004 out of the thriving music scene in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, The Daredevil Christopher Wright unites brothers Jon and Jason Sunde with the percussion and vocals of friend Jesse Edgington. Their first full length album In Deference to a Broken Back, an expansive and collaborative effort, was released through Amble Down Records. Their sophomore album, 2012‘s The Nature of Things, is a result of asking what can be created by three men at ease with their instruments; storytellers at heart.

Where In Deference enlisted the help of a large group of friends and fellow musicians, The Nature of Things scales back. Recorded by Patrick Stolley, founding engineer for the celebrated music blog Daytrotter, the album reflects simplicity. “With The Nature Of Things, we made an intentional effort to focus and tighten the writing. To try to confine the arrangements to elements that the three of us could perform,” says Jon. Their classical voice training and pleasing, sometimes unexpected harmonies are evident throughout the album in pieces such as “Church” and “Ames, IA,” where we we are allowed to glimpse, in eavesdropped conversations—a couple divorcing, a meth addict begging for freedom and church bells tolling for no other reason but that the dead rest below. Like the Wanderer who returns home only to find what’s already “written on the spine of every holy lowly man, woman, creature, and child,” the experience of seeing something in its stripped away form is “a love letter in kind” (“Andrew the Wanderer”), a gift to those who “keep hobbled hopes under lock and key” (“We Fold Inside of Us”). “The world is full of many things to be loved and despised, but also simply seen,” says Jason. “What is the nature of things? You’re looking at it, however it may be, right now.”

Past Shows


Mar
3
rd
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
3
rd
2013
7th St Entry

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT
with Kellen & Me and the Soil & the Sun
Jan
25
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
25
th
2013
7th St Entry

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

with John Mark Nelson and Plume Giant
Sep
12
th
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
12
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

with ANDY ULSETH WITH BROKEN BONES and The Poor Nobodys
Apr
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
16
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
16
th
2011
Mainroom

DEAD MAN WINTER, Dark Dark Dark and Your Smith

with The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Jan
14
th
2011
Varsity Theater
Jan
14
th
2011
Varsity Theater

S. Carey

with The Daredevil Christopher Wright

More Shows

Jan
30
th
7th St Entry

Blu Bone, Destiny Spike and XINA

Jan
23
rd
7th St Entry

RIOTGRRRLDARKO, Devinci and Selah C

Jan
16
th
7th St Entry

Sumer, The Culture and Ozone Creations

Jan
9
th
7th St Entry

Pit Stop, Gut Czech and Buffalo Galaxy