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The RoboDrum

Tupelo, Mississippi, United States | INDIE

Tupelo, Mississippi, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Pop




"Fishin' Again To be used in the Movie Fish Story"

"Great Song... well put together"
Bric Repault-Director - Song Shine LLC

"Man vs. Machine"

There’s Delta blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues, Piedmont blues and Jump blues, to name a few, but Everett “Dusty” Dutschke is taking the blues to new places.

Dusty is making his own brand of blues, armed with his guitar and his Boss drum machine, which he lovingly calls “The Boss.” A drum machine in blues music? There’s a first time for everything.

“That’s how I came up with the name, RoboDrum. We get criticized all the time because,” he said, mocking his critics’ Southern accent, “‘You don’t have a drummer.’”

Finding a place

Dusty grew up in a musical family in Texas. He moved to Mississippi as a teenager and began working in broadcasting, always working on music. He played with several different bands but nothing seemed to stick, so in the late 2000s, he started RoboDrum.

Blues is Dusty’s first love, but he wanted to make the genre his own.

“The only decision I made was to modernize the blues,” he said. “The blues is stuck on a 65-year-old shelf. It’s been played the same way.”

The blues appeals to listeners of every age, he said, and he wanted a sound that could appeal to everyone, too.

He’s released two RoboDrum albums, “For Your Leather” and “Guitar Czar,” as a solo act – “For Your Leather” in 2009 and “Guitar Czar” in February.

He wanted to add “a new flavor” to his music, so he teamed with Reginald “Se’an” Farris, a Tupelo musician who comes from more of a classical background.

“We have two entirely different styles, but together it works,” Se’an said. “It shouldn’t work, but it does.”

And as for that third member – “The Boss”? Dusty admits there’s some novelty to a blues band using a drum machine as a drummer, but “The Boss” meets his needs.

“It happened out of necessity. Tupelo has a shortage of bass players and drummers,” he said. “I became very loop-oriented, so I didn’t need that person.”

On the road

Neither does the audience, apparently. He said he’s heard some complaints about the mechanical drummer, but “it takes them about a half a second to forget about (the machine) in a live show.”

A RoboDrum live show showcases both songs from the two albums as well as a few covers. Se’an and Dusty allow the music to breathe a little bit live – and it’s not like the drum machine can complain.

“I’m a greedy blues guitarist, so I like a lot of space” to improvise, Dusty said.

Dusty and Se’an are now promoting “Guitar Czar” by performing locally and regionally, as well as with a few tours that will take the guys thousands of miles from home.

For Dusty, writing, recording and performing his own music is as much a necessity as breathing.

“This goes back to who we are as people,” he said. “People don’t pay attention to their creative side. It’s important to me for me to have that balance.”

Daily Journal writer Sheena Barnett - North Mississippi Daiuly Journal


String Theory- (2011) First release under the Melodic Revolution Records label. Available via all the major record stores & online retailers. This CD also comes with a pair of 3D glasses since the CD artwork is in 3D.

Gods Of Indie Guitar (2011)- This is our pride & joy. The best unsigned or Indie guitarists on the entire planet are all on one CD. The RoboDrums "String Theory" was the bronze overall winner. The RoboDrums "Still Rainin" was the Gold winner in the Jazz/Blues Category.

The Christmas Gift- (2010) This was a compilation CD by Melodic Revolution Records. Features The RoboDrums "Southern Christmas" as well as other Christmas variety found on Melodic Revolution Records.

Demille Sampler Platter-(2010) A compilation CD of some of the best Indie musicians in the country

Guitar Czar-(2010) available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Best Buy/Napster, Zune, CD universe CD Baby all BeBop stores & your local record store.
Texas & Memphis Blues with a side order of Guitar.

For Your Leather- 2009
"The Return of Texas Blues"
available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Best Buy/Napster, Zune, CD universe CD Baby all BeBop stores & your local record store.

Wah 'zup (2009) -Cool music type stuff from Tupelo (thats in Mississippi)...

It's My Country, too!- (single) - as heard on the Glenn Beck Show!
Fishin' Again- Written for and to be featured in the upcoming SongShine movie "Fish Story"

"Wish you Well", "My Greatest Moment" & "Keeps Rainin'" featured on Satellite, Internet & Terrestrial Radio Stations & CD compilations worldwide.

"Mount-Up" reached #61 on the Rock Charts 2009.
"Gonna Leave Tonight" # 5 on Indie Charts with national Radio play.

The RoboDrums 8 minute guitar oriented version of "You Shook Me" featured on the Reality Entertainment Led Zeppelin Tribute Album sponsored by Epiphone guitars.



From Memphis to Miami, This is Rock for Grown-ups! We describe this as Guitar-driven Memphis Funktronica for Intelligent People.
Not everyone is going to get it. Only those who like great music. Our live shows are called the RoboDrum Laser Party because thats exactly what it is.
We have brought the RoboDrum Laser Party to venues across the country. Six Flags & Colleges. Festivals and smoky little bars. Everyone digs the RoboDrum Laser Party.

The addition of rappers Stackz Kirkham & Swava Ware plus professional singer Annelisa Ramsey has added both body, rhythm & skin tingling harmonies to an already near perfect sound.
Although our primary focus is writing music for movies & television, we tour live regularly and no audience is too far away. You & your audiences will be not only pleased, but delighted.

2011-Winners of 2011 Artist Access Competition.
2011-Winners of MTV/OurStage "Shred Or Alive" Guitar Competition
2011-Gold Category winner & Bronze Overall winner for "Gods Of Indie Guitar" Competition
2011-Signed by Melodic Revolution Records
2010- Finalist- Mike Pinder's Songwars
2010-College Showcases all over the country
2010-NACA South- Showcase Alternate
2010-Six Flags Live & Local Summer Tour.
2010-WINNERS of the International Music Festival in Memphis.
2009-Selected to represent Memphis, TN in the largest ever acoustic concert event sponsored by the GAP.