The Old Familiar is Jon Bunyan’s private musical empire. For the past several years, Bunyan has been a name in the Vancouver music scene, most notably playing with the Canadian prog-rock sensation, Bend Sinister. Over several North American tours, Bunyan honed his songwriting skills with Bend Sinister, garnering awards such as CBC’s “Top Ten Songs of 2007” and Much Music’s “Buzziest Pick” along the way. In 2008, Bunyan decided to focus on his solo material, which 24 Hour Magazine has described as “upbeat Dylan and accessible Waits without ever being a mere imitation of such folk greats.” Since recording his debut full-length album, Bunyan has toured in Canada and Europe. He now lives in London.