About Dusty Woods
Dusty has been performing in bands since his early teens. One of his earliest experiences was playing accordion in a jazz band (of course, all musicians must suffer to be authentic!). Shortly thereafter he was in a band called the Black Alley Blues Band (under the name of “Red Dog” Woods) playing the coffeehouse circuit in the Vancouver, BC area. He played in a number of country and rock bands, always honing his craft, learning stagecraft from more experienced performers.
Dusty’s years of doing cry-in-your-beer country, bar-band blues, and 50?s rock ‘n roll and doo-wah have their roots in his early influences, which include Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, BB King, Lefty Frizzell, and Buddy Holly. Dusty’s music is flavoured with his own unique style. Whatever he’s playing, Dusty has one rule: some musicians make you want to dance; Dusty makes you GOTTA dance!
From his own Easy Toe band in Vancouver, to the Bob Regan show touring Alberta, to the Dusty Woods Band and a career as an online independent musician, Dusty has been entertaining audiences since he was in high school. Dusty now makes his home in Castlegar, B.C., in the mountains of western Canada.
WHAT IS DUSTY’S MUSIC LIKE? Dusty calls his music “ultimate honky-tonk”. Partly classic country music, partly blues, with touches of 50s rock, Dusty’s music covers a range of moods and feelings.