Austin, Texas, USA

Dertybird is what happens when Muscle Shoals Soul meets Hill Country/Swamp Blues at a Zeppelin Concert + Gusty Vocals, Gut Bucket Guitar and Unique Arrangements + You Can Hear the Vocals and the Guitar Riffs = REAL GOOD Music with Honest Delivery


Dertybird from Austin, Texas has been cultivating their mix of Muscle Shoals Soul and Hill Country/Swamp Blues into a new blend of Southern Vinyl Rock. With a self-titled EP and a few runs of merchandise, the band toured throughout the region before settling down in early 2009 to record Pure Analog at NestRecording. The band is currently working on their second record which is set for release in 2011.

Dertybird is Clayton Colvin and JT Holt. The two were brought together in 2006 through the mutual company of Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne. Following some long touring the two got together and decided to form Dertybird, fusing Claytons soulful, honest, Muscle Shoals influence with JT's raw, gut bucket guitar riffs. After many tough nights on the road and getting a few good breaks by playing alongside and opening for more well known acts, the young group earned loyal fans and began to impress many folks with their tight arrangements and tasteful Southern Rock sound. Trademarked by solid gutsy vocals and searing slide guitar, Dertybird branded themselves a staple in markets throughout the Southern US. After a rigorous 2006-2007 Deep South tour, the band realized their style and sound as a whole and began to conceptualize the record, Pure Analog.

The album was recorded to 2" tape and mixed live at NestRecording in South Austin. Dertybird wanted to make the record in a way that gave the listener an "in the room" experience, so the bass, drums and rhythm guitar, were cut live in one session. Additional guitars, lead and backup vocals, and keyboards were overdubbed in the next session. The album was mixed as a live performance with no automation back to 1/4" analog tape, and then mastered. The rhythm section on Pure Analog is Lee "Doodlebug" Brock on the bass, and Nick Summers on drums. The album comes across with honesty and integrity. Magic was captured, for real.

Throughout the past three years, Dertybird has taken their musical concept and formed it into a legitimate touring band that is influencing other musicians and groups locally and around the country. Up next for the band is another session in the studio, more highway miles, and bigger venues to showcase their music. Material wise, they are well on their way to completing another album that they expect to release in 2011; Moreover, they continue to grow and gain momentum musically all the while strengthening their team infrastructure. Dertybird is a genuine rock band with unique original songs and nothing but reverence for the music and musicians that have influenced them along the way. Their songs and sound are a true reflection of their genuine desire and effort taken to create art that is real and moving for both the listener and the band.


Dertybird EP 2007
Pure Analog 2009

Set List

She Likes It
You Go
Insomnia Song
Pure Analog
All I Ever
The Ballad Of Lara Lee
Moving On
People Change
Soul Burner
Oh Well
Going Down
Just like the fool that I was
I Can't Be Satisfied
two towns
glad your gone
feels like money
Have a little Mercy on me
Rye Whiskey
Stop Cryin
Hard to find her
Bottom of the Bottle
What's the use in used to