Dustin Harder & The Dusty Roads Band

Dustin Harder & The Dusty Roads Band

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandR&BBlues Rock

Biography

DUSTIN HARDER &THE DUSTY ROADS BAND

 Dustin Harder is a proud Metis singer/songwriter/producer from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.  When performing live he plays guitar and sings his original songs(solo) or accompanied by ,  Eric Gudmandson on drums and Rob "Budgie" Budge on bass, and quite often a special guest or two. The Dusty Roads Band is a splendid blend of great musicianship and great music in which Blues, Folk, Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz and Reggae all fuse into a unique blend of Rocking Prairie Soul Roots Music.

 Of his debut album Searchin' For A River (2009), here is what critics have to say:

"This group of talented musicians has hit a home run, first time out."

- Manitoba Blues News Magazine

"As leader of The Dusty Roads Band, Dustin Harder is working hard to carve out a unique niche for himself in a glutted musical landscape and the debut album Searchin' for a River finds him perfectly situated to make a big impact on that scene. What keeps him suspended above the more commonplace 12-bar dudes is his ability to create a stylish guitar tone that evokes the masterful attitude of cats like former Fleetwood Mac-er Peter Green, and that alone is a rarity."

- Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

"Versatility is like personality: It goes a long way. It goes even farther when you have both, like this eclectic outfit led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dustin Harder."

- Darryl Sterdan, Winnipeg Sun of their live performance.

"Wow! I was blown away!"

- Lynn Munilla, Festival du Voyageur.

"The passion and intensity that Dustin Harder pulls through his guitar is immediately apparent.,

- Matt DuBoff, Artistic Director Brandon Folk Music and Arts Festival.

Recently demo granted by Factor, and planning follow up album at Bedside Studio with Engineer Len Milne (The Perpetrators, Big Dave Mclean, JD Edwards Band, Little Miss Higgins, Billy Joe Green).

Recently number one in the National Aboriginal Top 40 Countdown charts in the week of March 10, 2014 for "Hold Me Tight (I love you)". Currently climbing the charts with "Trading off Heartache"

Notable performances & achievements include:

  Saturday night main stage performance at the Great Woods Music Festival, opening for Janiva Magness and Walter Trout (2013)

  Killin' Time Grand prize winner of the Ourstage international contest for specialty channels February 2013   http://www.ourstage.com/winners/2013/2 

  Sharing the stage and raising the bar for 2012 Juno award winning band Monkey Junk Watson Arts Center - Dauphin MB

  Winnipeg Jazz Festival, June 2012 - Winnipeg, MB

  Single "Hold Me Tight(I Love You)" chosen for Manitoba Aboriginal Music Program 2012 compilation C.D.

  Headliners, Sherbrook Street Festival 2011 - Winnipeg, MB

  Le Festival du Voyageur Main Stage 2010 & 2011 - Winnipeg, MB

  Performed alongside internationally acclaimed blues artist Big Dave Mclean at Blues Cruise for Harvest, September 2010 - Winnipeg, MB

  Sharing the stage and back up band for Morgan Davis October 2010 (Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club) Winnipeg, MB

  "Killin' Time" reached #2 on National Aboriginal Music Countdown 2010

  Single "Hold Me Tight(I Love You)" License/Synch as a theme for Prairie Dog Film and T.V Series "Mixed Blessings" Season 3 (Anniversary Episode, 2010)

  Debut Album Searchin' for a River Nominated for Best Blues Album 2009 APCMA's

 


Discography

Searchin' for a River full length Album 2009, Hold Me Tight(I Love You)  Single2010, Trading Off Heartache Feat. Sol James Single(2013)

Set List

Set List Depends on the Venue or Festival..