Rusty Maples

Rusty Maples

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Gritty, Dancey, Folk-americana-alternative influenced music with powerful songwriting. Similar to a more dancey/poppy/gritty Fleet Foxes.


With their new EP, The Western World, produced by Minus the Bear's Alex Rose, the Vegas born and molded Rusty Maples returns, stage-stomping and heartbreak-howling, to make good on their 2014 promises. 


What started in 2012 with brothers Ian (lead guitar) and Blair Dewane (lead vocals/guitar) soon pulled aboard Vegas-native songwriter Mike Weller on bass and Minnesota percussionist Max Plenke to create The New Sound, proper noun: colossal rhythms, gut-punch lyrical falsetto, and ocean-deep guitars.


On their highlight reel you'll find rambunctious performances at the Vegas-hosted Life Is Beautiful Festival, Virginia's Floyd Fest, Boise's Treefort Music Festival, Arizona's Viva Phoenix, official showcases at Austin's SXSW, a live set on Spike TV's Bar Rescue, and support roles for "Sugar Man" Rodriguez, Built to Spill, Bleachers, Deerhunter, and Chuck Ragan — and now they can be heard on ABC's Nashville and Showtime's Shameless


They've been called "Best Live Band of 2013" by Las Vegas Weekly, "2014's Best Indie Rock Band" and 2015's "Best Local Band that Might Actually Make It" by Desert Companion, and anything from surf rock to rowdy Americana pop. But at Rusty Maples' incendiary core is a sound patently theirs — and damn it, it'll make you dance.


Make Way EP (2012)

Like a Lover Should EP (2011)

Set List

Electric and acoustic sets available.