DeSoto Rust

DeSoto Rust

 Audubon, New Jersey, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

Original Roots-Rock Americana Music. "From the Philadelphia /New Jersey region. The DeSoto Rust band members hail from Misssippissi,Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey , making for an interesting and at times energetic take on Country music as well as Rock and Roll

Biography


DeSoto Rust Expands American Roots Music


With the release of their third album, Highway Gothic, Philadelphia-based DeSoto Rust takes their interpretation of American roots music to a new level. Produced by Joe Carroll (Tom Gillam, Ben Arnold, Joseph Parsons), the album takes its title from the typeface used by the Federal Highway Administration on highway signage since the 1940’s. The studio renderings of the eleven new original songs preserve the energy and spontaneity of the band’s live performances. They made several well-received appearances during the 2010 South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas (part of their Southern Bound 2010 Tour), including a shared billing with guitar legend Bill Kirchen. 


DeSoto Rust formed in early 2004, recorded its debut album over the following summer, and, without the benefit of a label or promotion engine, made its first showing on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart the following year.


Some of the band’s accomplishments:


· Continuous airplay on broadcast and internet radio across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand


· Inclusion on several DJ’s “best of” lists for 2005, 2006 and 2009


· Ten months on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart (as high as #11) in 2005 and 2006


· Five months on the Euro-Americana chart (as high as #12) in 2005 and 2006


· Nominations for song and CD of the year in 2005 by contributors to the FAR chart


· Songs featured on RaceHour, a syndicated radio program dedicated to NASCAR


· Shared stages with Bill Kirchen, David Allan Coe, Commander Cody, and Dickie Betts


· Appearances during the 2010 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas


Here’s what the critics have said about DeSoto Rust:


“[Highway Gothic is] a quantum leap ahead of where the roots rockers were at after two previous albums, and by all rights should signal their emergence into the top ranks of America’s rock ‘n’ roll bands.” – David McGee, The Bluegrass Special, January 2010


“With the unusually high quality of the material, confident identity and assured musicianship, DeSoto Rust now remind me more of Austin’s late, lamented The Highwaymen/Loose Diamonds than, as they did on their earlier albums, of The Band or CCR. – John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music, December 2009.


“It’s a rock solid collection of eleven originals and one well-placed cover that’s well produced, well played and well written.” – Reb Landers, The Alternate Root, November 2009.


“The band also have that seemingly effortless simpatico that comes from playing together forever.” – Jeremy Searle, Americana UK, November 28, 2009


"Everything your parents don't want you to get into as a teenager – that’s what DeSoto Rust makes you feel. Everything you love about the night, about love and desire, sex and retribution. All those sides of us that the highway calls up.” – John Shelton Ivany, National News Bureau, JSI’s Top 21, November 2009


“The lost art of blue collar rock is alive and well here." – Chris Spector, Midwest Record, October 28, 2009


“Great road trip music!” – Shayne Hollinger, Program Director, Mandatory FM, Stephenville, Texas, April 2009.


Discography:
Highway Gothic (October 2009) – The newest release marks a return to the group’s bar band roots with a hard-driving rhythm section and thick guitar sound, sweetened with harmonies. Eleven original tunes continue to explore the theme of the American road using the FHA’s signage font as a metaphorical springboard. Produced by Joe Carroll, the album also features a cover of Bob Dylan’s New Morning.


Greene Country Towne (April 2006) – With a title referring to William Penn’s lofty vision for Philadelphia, Greene Country Towne is a varied yet cohesive collection of original songs, with themes of heartbreak, isolation, disappointment, and the promise of redemption on the American road. The instrumentation, still centered around the twang of the guitar, is more layered and sophisticated than the group’s debut, while remaining true to its Americana roots.


DeSoto Rust (October 2004) – The debut release features twelve original tunes, along with a cover of Red Simpson’s classic Close Up the Honky Tonks. Recorded mostly “live” in the studio with few overdubs or gimmicks, the CD captures the sound and energy of a live performance – hard-rocking with an unmistakable twang.


DeSoto Rust:



Ray Hunter – vocals, rhythm guitar


David Parisi – vocals, bass guitar


David Otwell – vocals, lead guitar


Dave

Discography

Highway Gothic (October 2009) – The newest release marks a return to the group’s bar band roots with a hard-driving rhythm section and thick guitar sound, sweetened with harmonies. Eleven original tunes continue to explore the theme of the American road using the FHA’s signage font as a metaphorical springboard. Produced by Joe Carroll, the album also features a cover of Bob Dylan’s New Morning.

Greene Country Towne (April 2006) – With a title referring to William Penn’s lofty vision for Philadelphia, Greene Country Towne is a varied yet cohesive collection of original songs, with themes of heartbreak, isolation, disappointment, and the promise of redemption on the American road. The instrumentation, still centered around the twang of the guitar, is more layered and sophisticated than the group’s debut, while remaining true to its Americana roots.

DeSoto Rust (October 2004) – The debut release features twelve original tunes, along with a cover of Red Simpson’s classic Close Up the Honky Tonks. Recorded mostly “live” in the studio with few overdubs or gimmicks, the CD captures the sound and energy of a live performance – hard-rocking with an unmistakable twang.

Set List

Typical set is 11 songs/40 minutes. DeSoto Rust's catalog includes over 40 original songs and 30 Country Western cover tunes. We have successfully played 2 and 3 sets a night.
Sample cover tunes include "Lonesome' Onry and Mean" by Waylon Jennings, Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash, Red Neck Mother Ray Wylie Hubbard, stuff like that...