GenresSinger songwriter, Acoustic, Blues, Rock Alternative, Classical More...
LocationNaples ME United States
Sounds LikeHeart, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks
Digital Locationwww.dustyrocks.com musicpage.com/dustyladale
HistoryMember since: 04/21/2014 Year Founded: 1990
- Original material: 01 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 04 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 1990
- CDs sold: 300
- Original Songs: 30
- Average Draw: 300
- Largest crowd: 1,000
- Have sound: Full PA
Though, acoustic guitar is a definite passion, she was foremost an a electric guitarist in the early stages of her career. Her guitar rig was a simple set up of a 1974 Marshall all tube head, which she purposely pulled one of the tubes out to get a hot muddy sound. A 1972, 4x12 Hiwatt cabinet, one original RAT distortion stomp box, a Morley peddle and a sweet black Gibson SG. She meant business while fronting bands who played rock, heavy metal and blues. But, the acoustic would eventually create a huge impact while deciding to reinvent a fresh perspective of her music everyday.
"I crave electric guitar most certainly from the heart. However, the acoustic, especially my Martin DC-1, pushes the unknowing limits it can offer in a live show."
Dustin finger picks her guitar strings selectively gentle to classic tunes like, 'Landslide' - Stevie Nicks, 'Into The Mystic' - Van Morrison and sings with honest deep emotions. When you're feeling heart felt & soothed, she turns the tide into a raging hurricane and captivates you with, Heart's, 'Barracuda'!
She literally thrashes on the acoustic, hard picks the strings where you're biting your tongue in suspense to see a few guitar strings break. She gets flashy playing over hand & jumps back to playing linear on the fret board. Sometimes, it's hard to keep track of where she is taping on the strings. She's fluid and has this clarity in her guitar sound but then she can make the acoustic sound so gritty. She's an emotional RAW guitarist.
She has shared stages with Clarence Clemons, Linda Perry of the 4-Non Blondes and Three Dog Night, as a lead vocalist, back up singer and rhythm/lead guitarist. With honor, she performed for one of the Indigo Girls best friend's wedding.
Besides her energetic solo acoustic performances, you can be completely be rocked listening to her DUO shows with collective musicians in the local New England area. If you are ready to stay on your feet all night dancing & hooting, losing your voice from singing, you just can't miss this amazing power trio performances, 'The DL Band'.
Jokingly, people say 'Keep it on the DL' when greeting Dustin @ her performances. Dustin isn't much of a SECRET anymore, now is she!