DeChant to perform at Bunk House

Singer-songwriter Anne E. DeChant performs a song in this undated photo. DeChant will be performing at The Bunk House in Bulls Gap Thursday night.

Located at the Dark Hollow Ranch in Bulls Gap, The Bunk House has another act heading to its venue.

Singer-songwriter Anne E. DeChant will be stopping in Bulls Gap as part of her national tour Thursday night.

“She puts on a really good show. She’s a quality artist,” The Bunk House owner Glenn Spayth said.

Spayth is happy to have the Nashville-based musician come to his venue.

“I try to bring musicians that most people can’t find,” he said. “We’ve had performers come (to the Bunk House) from around the world.”

“It’s a labor of love. We want to book as many good acts as we can.”

Spayth said The Bunk House has become a classic place for up and coming musicians to sharpen their craft and try out new songs they’ve written, but not played, before live audiences.

“(Performers) are looking for a place to play. They call me,” he said. “We like to get young songwriters, and we see ourselves as a good place to start their careers as singer-songwriters and perform among other people.”

Spayth said Bulls Gap is a nice place for acts to come while on tours throughout the area – and abroad.

“We encourage the bands to come to the farm after shows on the way (to Bulls Gap) to make the trip here worthwhile,” he said. “It’s a good stop once in a while to fill in some dates along the way.”

In his book, “A Hard Rain,” journalist Frye Gaillard lauds DeChant for her musical styling and said she is a true up and coming musician who people will be hearing about soon.

“DeChant is first and last a story-teller, an artist who writes with an urgency and sweet understanding of the people who stumble and keep keeping on,” Gaillard said.

According to Spayth, The Bunk House is a venue musicians specializing is folk music, blues and Americana want to perform in shows made for all ages.

“It’s a neat place. I just want to book as many good acts as we can,” he said. “I get at least 10 calls a week from bands wanting to play.

“It’s a unique place to play with a good family atmosphere.”

The Bunk House is a special venue for talents to unveil songs they might not have performed before live audiences, according to Spayth.

“If you want to try out a song, this is the place. You’ll know quickly if the public likes it or not here,” he said.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts around 7 p.m. Donations at the door for the show are $10, and dinner available for additional $8. Reservations can be made by calling 235-7414 or on Facebook. All proceeds will go to the artists performing at the venue.