The Dusty Buskers
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The Dusty Buskers


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"Silver City Sun-News"

"A fun and funky trio, full of energy and enthusiasm." - Silver City Sun-News

"Tucson Weekly"

"The secret ingredient in the Dusty Buskers' performances is a palpable energy and momentum. It's not as if they place traditional music as a static museum piece." - Tucson Weekly

"Downtown Tucsonan"

"Foot-stomping fun that sounds great." - Downtown Tucsonan

"Arizona Daily Star"

"People can't help but stop and listen." - Arizona Daily Star

"Tucson Friends of Traditional Music News"

"A wild-assed punked-out group, one half Old Time Wild Man and the other half rowdy Irish Bar Band... If they played in a cemetery, even the ground would probably start rocking." - Tucson Friends of Traditional Music News


"Celtic-bluegrass tunes with a punk attitude and a subversive comedic slant." -


"The Life & Times Of..." LP
"A Hypomanic Evening With..." LP



The Dusty Buskers ("nontraditional traditional music") met on New Year's Eve 2006, in an alcove on 4th Avenue in Tucson, AZ, when new friends sang songs to the revelers en route between local taverns. By summer of that year, Fiddlin' Uncle Phoenix and Dusty Squirrelfisher were performing up-tempo old-timey bluegrass music for passersby on an almost daily basis. They honed their craft by playing for smiles and tips of all kinds. Moving their act indoors to saloons and cafes across Southern Arizona and the Southwest, the Buskers humbly offer their unique arrangements of Americana and Irish tunes full of hobos, heartbreak, trains, and spirits - the kinds you drink from a bottle, the ones that haunt after death, and the sort that need lifting. The Dusty Buskers may also still be found playing for pedestrians of all ages at street fairs, farmers markets and on sidewalks and street corners near you.