"Every inch of the album [Caterwauling Towards The Light] we not only hear but experience a songwriter that pens songs with vibrancy and intelligence." 

No Depression


“'Cinematic Americana' was how someone once described Dusty Wright’s music. For a guy that loves to write, and not just music, it aptly described his vignettes of love, loss, and the mysteries of life. Darkness abounds, wonderful darkness."



"Within the first few chords of "Fly," it becomes evident that Mr. Wright has breathed new air into the clouded genre of country music. He's on a short list of artists who evolve and withstand the test of time." 


"Recently, death in the family more keenly focused this tendency, and the hard-earned result is a touching album of plainspoken truths." 

The Big Takeover

"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."

Village Voice

"The pick of the crop is Swirl, whose sawing strings, forlorn vocal and sly hook is uncannily similar to Bill Callahan."


"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 sing along with." 


"The rich baritone and personal reflections captured on Dusty Wright’s fourth solo album If We Never…  transport listeners to a time when troubadour singer-songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin ruled the musical landscape – and a universe in which those FM-pop staples would moonlight after hours in dimly-lit clubs with the Velvet Underground."

The Big Takeover

"This guy can write, and he can sing, and most of all he can rock."

"Imagine The Velvet Underground strained through the Tindersticks with 16 Horsepower's dark visions and you'll come so way to getting a handle on this self-styled chamber-folk music NYC quartet fronted by Dusty Wright and featuring the haunting contributions of cellist Matt Groeke. Cinematic Americana with the projector stuck on noir, you'll be reaching for the Nick Cave meets Johnny Cash references listening to the spooked desert moods of folk ballad "Tempest" where Wright's coal throated voice is complemented by the siren background vocals of Laura Fay Lewis while Intimidation lopes along on a devil stalking the prairie note that makes the Walkabouts sound positively like Steps."