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CAN ANYONE HEAR ME? (2020)
Songs for humans on Earth. 11 simple Americana protest tunes about political divisiveness, child abuse, prejudice, Covid, and so much more. Officially released on August 7th, the compact disc is available for pre-sale purchase along with the advanced song "Every Man's Burden" by clicking on the BandCamp link below. Video for the first single "Rain, Rain" can viewed via YouTube. Linocut cover art by UK-based Kester Hackney.
"Bad Moon Rising" (2019)
Fires raging out of control, mega hurricanes destroying everything in their path, earthquakes, tornados... Climate change is real; Mother Nature always has the final say. "Bad Moon Rising" was written by John Fogerty and released by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969. This timeless song has always resonated with me, but I wanted to approach it from a more reflective mood -- a somber resignation to excepting the inevitable. Listen to this song by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below.
"Book of Tears" (2019)
Gun violence in America is out of control. 22 mass killings in America in 2019. More than 7,000 children killed since the Sandy Hook massacre. Thoughts and prayers don't bring back the dead. We need gun reform now! We need mental health checklists now! We need to come together and end the divisiveness now. Who will end this Book of Tears? Listen to this song by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below. Cover art by Pablo Iglesias Prada.
GLIDING TOWARDS OBLIVION (2018)
Dusty's 7th album completes his existential ruminations trilogy that began in 2011 with If We Never..., followed by Caterwauling Towards the Light (2017), and ending with Gliding Towards Oblivion. "Rhythm of Dreams" is a track from the new album. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, stream/buy the album via one of the links below, and order an autographed CD through BandCamp. Cover art by Daniel Martin Diaz.
"Mellow Yellow" (2018)
Here's a swinging new arrangement of Donovan's timeless classic from the '60s. He said Dusty's version reminded him of Mose Allison and Blossom Dearie. The track features him on background vocals, as well as Univibe guitarist David Lee Waters, bassist/vocalist Brandon Wilde, and drummer Howie Halpern. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below. And check out the blissed-out video here!
CATERWAULING TOWARDS THE LIGHT (2017)
Dusty's critically-lauded 5th solo album was dedicated to his deceased father Joseph and younger brother David. Cover art by photographer Hyuna Shin. Check out the poignant single "Life Is Hard" by clicking on the cover, stream or buy the album via one of the links below, and order an autographed CD through BandCamp.
"Round & Round" (2013)
Originally recorded for David Lynch's TM Music Foundation, this song is a meditation on love and life; circular both lyrically and melodically. It was recorded at Applehead Studios in Woodstock with guitarist Jonathan K. Bendis, bassist/organist Bob Brockman, and drummer Bobby Bird Burke. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below. Cover art by painter Claire Petit.
"It's About Time" (2012)
This protest single was written during the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dusty was joined by his dynamic band of music disruptors -- bassist Peppy Castro (Blues Magoos), drummer Neil Nunziato, vocalist Terry Radigan, lead guitarist JP Bowersock (Ryan Adams), and guitarist David Ashdown (Mr. Henry). Listen to it by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the song via the links below. In the Gallery section, check out the video by director Ernie Fritz.
IF WE NEVER... (2011)
A rumination on life and love, this album features the haunting single "Secret Window." It was written for the film of the same name starring Johnny Depp. The video for that single won the best music video award at the LA Film & Script Festival. Watch it in the Gallery section. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, stream or purchase the album via the links below, and order an autographed CD through BandCamp. Cover art by artist Jeff Zenick.
"Christmas (Is Coming Down)" (2010)
This holiday single was the lead track for the Holiday Heart Hospice Awareness & Benefit CD. Joining Dusty on this timeless track were friends Kenny Margolis (Cracker, Mink Deville), Dan Levine (They Might Be Giants), David Ogilvy, and Laura Fay Lewis. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below.
"I'm Still In Love (w/You)" (2008)
From the unreleased soundtrack to the Ricky Gervais movie Ghost Town, this beloved single remains one of Dusty's most popular digital releases. It features his friends Orville Davis on bass, Mark Lonergan on lead guitar, and Ron Spitzer on drums. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, or buy/stream the track via one of the links below.
Because 11 is always one better than 10, this roots-rockin' album was hailed by critics everywhere. Check out the infectious track "Cherry Red Mustang" written for the Ford Motor Company's muscle car anniversary by clicking on the cover. Buy/stream the entire album by clicking on the links below, and order an autographed CD through BandCamp. Cover art by Mary Ann Inouye.
Formed with cellist Matt Goeke, bassist Anton Oppenheimer, and djembe wizard Yael Shacham, this quartet was a juggernaut in the New York City music scene. Their rousing version of Brian Eno's classic "Baby's On Fire" is sill considered one of their coolest cover choices. Listen to it by clicking on the cover, buy/stream the album via one of the links below, and order an autographed CD through BandCamp.
A soundtrack to an unmade modern Western created for a film/theater project, this wonderfully eclectic album features some of Dusty's best friends on many of the tracks including guitarists Robert Quine (Lou Reed, Richard Hell & The Voidoids), David Lee Waters (The Waters Project), and Mark Lonergan (Band of Susans). Listen to the haunting track "Prove" by clicking on the cover, and stream or purchase the album via one of the links below.
DUSTY WRIGHT (1997)
Recorded in London and co-produced by singer-songwriter David Ogilvy, Dusty's debut features "Ghosts" one of his favorite songs in his catalog and still a vital tune in his live sets. It was also made into an extraordinary video by the San Diego-based artist Shilo Jenz. Check it out in the Gallery section. You can listen to that track by clicking on the album cover, and buy/stream the entire album via one of the links below.
DUSTY WRIGHT ICON LOGO T-SHIRT
The official Dusty Wright icon logo was first used on the Dust! album. The logo design was inspired by the Petroglyphs of the Anasazi Native Americans. Buy it and all of Dusty's other cool swag (t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, etc.) from his Threadless storefront. Click on the link below to shop.