"Instead of the haze kicked up on old dirt roads by pickups,
Dusty Wright makes music that's more like space dust.
The elements are the same, particles of chord progressions
and themes spun by tunesmiths like Hank William's big bang,
but this veteran New York City-based gunslinger takes
his tunes to a different astral plane."
"Every inch of the album we not only hear but experience a
songwriter that pens songs with vibrancy and intelligence."
"The pick of the crop is Swirl, whose sawing strings,
forlorn vocal and sly hook is uncanny similar to Bill Callahan."
"Elevened is his best yet".
THE BIG TAKEOVER
"Dusty Wright has found his niche on Elevened, his third solo
album. The record is eleven straightforward and rockin' songs about--
in the true country style--girls, cars, and your friend and mine, the devil."
TIME OUT NEW YORK
"'Watching Angles Cry' is as sweet a song you'll hear this year; great.
pop country, with a chorus the angels themselves will singing along with."
"This guy can write, and he can sing, and most of all he can rock."
"He confidently swaggers between harmonica blowing gunslinger
country rock (Dusty Road), rowdy swamp Nashville boogie (Cherry Red Mustang),
and barroom waltzes (Cuts Like A Blade); and that's just the first 3 tracks."
"Dusty Wright is just sitting alone in a room, where he writes songs that resonate
beyond any four walls. That's how it's worked before. That's how it's working now."
NEW YORK PRESS
2005 Independant Music Awards Finalist
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