Friday Sep 21
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us for our first House Concert with veteran singer-songwriter - DUSTIN WELCH!
A Nashville native, Dustin was raised among the sons and daughters of songwriters, fiddle players, guitarists, banjo dobro players, publishers, song pluggers, hippie kids from Gaskin's Farm, painters, pot throwers, and pot growers. Dustin began devising a unique banjo style of his own. Bare-fingered, open tuning, Appalachian flavored grooves and melodies coupled with literate lyrics, strange and beautiful, and the songs kept coming. He wrote them by himself, he wrote them with friends, relatives, the friends of relatives.
He joined a punk rock band, playing banjo and slide guitar, traveling all over the US and Europe, playing disciplined slamming shows night after night. It was classic. They lived. They killed. They disbanded. In 2009, after relocating to Austin, Dustin released his first album titled, 'Whisky Priest' after the main character in Graham Green's consummate novel, 'The Power and the Glory. Nowadays, he plays and tours with his own band, and has a new record, 'Tijuana Bible,' which is scheduled for release in late 2012. The highlight of his active schedule is hosting two weekly songwriting and guitar workshops in San Marcos and Austin for Armed Forces veterans. It's inspiring. It's a beautiful thing. He lives in Buda, just south of Austin with his rodeo queen bride, Kayla.