Being born into a musical family, Dustin has been writing songs since the age of thirteen and has been performing shows either solo acoustic or with a full band since 1998. He was inspired to pick up the guitar at an early age by watching bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, along with other bands and has been amazing audiences with his talents and captivating performances ever since.
Dustin's song writing was heavily influenced by the lyrical styles of such artists as Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, David Gilmour, Thome York, to name a few. Musically his first influences were bands from the early 90's grunge movement, and also growing up listening to banks like Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Boston, The Grateful Dead, and many others. Then, after years of practice and a drive to be the best at what he was doing, along with newer musical interests such as Phish and the jamband movement, he started stepping outside of the traditional verse chorus verse structure and started writing more progressive rock with room for improvisation.
As a performer Dustin thrives on improvisation and makes sure each show is different from the last. His ultimate goal is to make his audience leave the show wanting more and to come out again the next time he's in town. The one thing through many years of trial and error that you can guarantee, is that his show is truely unique and not to be missed.