The Rusty Doves

The Rusty Doves


The Rusty Doves play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, ragtime, swing and old time music; combining both modern and traditional elements has made this group one of the most unique and sought after bands in the region. Never dull, their sets always have the ability to surprise and excite their audience.


The Rusty Doves perform a wide variety of American music, including selections from the worlds of bluegrass, swing and pop, as well as their own original material. Both members have distinctly different musical backgrounds. Alyssa Stock, on mandolin and lead vocals, brings her experience in bluegrass, folk and old-time jazz music. On upright bass, we have Mr. Jerry Dee, the deep heartbeat of the band. His previous music experiences include both classical training on the bass and longer tenures in reggae, funk, rock and jazz-fusion bands. Jerry's style has been described as playing the bass "like a dance partner- with agility, command and a steady rhythmic excitement that became contagious."

Although the Doves draw heavily on American traditional music, their approach is unique in the modern twist that flows throughout their concerts. As well as covering bluegrass standards such as Shady Grove, The Cuckoo and Darlin' Corey, they also cover artists as diverse as Bill Withers, Radiohead, The Shins, George Gershwin, Leonard Cohen, The Animals and even Metallica.

Playing a diverse range of venues has helped hone their music to fit many events and many audiences. The Doves are as comfortable playing to a rowdy bar scene or coffeehouse as they are to an audience of hushed concert goers. In whatever circumstances, the music always grabs listeners' attention and usually their affection as well!

With their unique instrumentation and fresh energy and approach, the Rusty Doves have a constantly growing fan base willing to testify to a great series of shows.

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Hollow Hills - EP - May 2009

Set List

An average show will typically have 2 sets of 50-60 mins each.

1. Hollow Hills
2. Down Digger
3. Can't Be Mine
4. Lonesome 'Neath the Sky
5. Oubliette
6. Empty Bucket
7. Vaudvillian Reptilian Rag
8. The G & D
9. Little Sister
10. Flappin' Fancy
11. I Don't Want No More

Trad. Tunes & Standards
1. The Cuckoo
2. Darlin' Corey
3. Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies
4. Shady Grove
5. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
6. I'll Fly Away
7. Autumn Leaves
8. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
9. Summertime
10. Why Don't You Do Right

1. Dance Me to the End of Love
- Leonard Cohen
2. House of the Rising Sun
- The Animals
3. No Surprises
- Radiohead
4. New Slang
-The Shins
5. Take My Breath Away
- Berlin
6. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
- The Andrews Sisters
7. Unforgiven
- Metallica
8. Ain't No Sunshine
- Bill Withers
9. What Deaner Was Talkin' About
- Ween
10.Lady Madonna
- The Beatles
11. Alabama Song
- The Doors