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Up Close with Dusty Deaton

(Interviewed on February 21, 2005)

Genre:  Country

Home: Burleson, TX 
Birth Date: 4-07
Instruments: guitar- kazoo- recorder
Favorite Get Away: Guadalupe!
Favorite Sport: Football - Rally Car Racing 

PC: When did you begin your music career?

DD: November of 2001

PC: Who are your main musical influences?

DD: Merle Haggard, Radney Foster, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, etc. 

PC: Where can someone get a copy of your CD?

DD: Lone Star Music, My Texas Music, and at any show

PC: If you had to pick a couple of songs you have written or recorded that you are most proud of, what would they be and why?

DD: Songman, Standing in the Sun- very personal

PC: Where would you like to be in five years?

DD: On a stage somewhere playing for a living

PC: Do you have a preference when it comes to playing, whether it's acoustic or electric?

DD: I like both for different reasons. Acoustic allows you to get very close and personal with your audience, gives you a chance to explain your thoughts and feelings on particular songs when they were created. Electric allows you to be more tastefull with certain riffs maybe using some different effects to ad to the sound 

PC: What's your fondest career memory so far?

DD: One night Michael Padgett  and I were doing an acoustic song swap at Woody's Tavern in Ft. Worth when the guys from Cooder Graw came in to hang out. To make a long story short, Matt Martindale got up on stage and sang one of my favorite songs "Pancho & Lefty" with us. After the show we hung out on the bus with them till morning. Good Times.... 

PC: If you could do an duet with anyone who would that be and why?

DD: Willie! Everyone else has

PC: If not for music, what would you be doing as an career?

DD: Still Rodeoing

PC: What CD would be found in your CD player right now?

DD: Gin Blossoms


Dusty Deaton Music
"Dusty Deaton" CD 

  1. Fugitive On the Run
  2. God Only Knows 
  3. Single Wide Female 
  4. Heart Over Mind 
  5. Dog Song 
  6. Standing In The Sun
  7. Grass Ain't Always Greener 
  8. Song Man 
  9. Running Free
  10. Brand New Plan 
  11. The Lone Star State Tonight 
  12. The House That Peter Built 



    Dusty Deaton's life is a song. From the time he wakes up in the morning until he rests his head at night, he grabs bits and pieces of facts for the song that he's forming in his head as he goes through the day. Sometimes he writes the idea down on a napkin, or on his hand, or just stores it away in his mind until he can reach his guitar.
   You can hear the world as he sees it in his songs. "The Fugitive on the Run" is a song about the "Texas Seven'. It places you in the hotel room waiting for the police to bust in and carry you away to meet your fate. Your name is at every corner store. You hear the shot from the gun - you're on the run. Dusty's grandfather and uncle were truck drivers. You have a glimpse of their story by listening to "The House That Peterbilt". And if you want to take the Texas Honky Tonk tour you might want to listen to "The Lone Star State Tonight".
   Down the road Dusty has had the grace of sharing the stage with acts such as: Rusty Weir, Hank Thompson, Randy Rogers, Owen Temple, Blake Shelton, Delbert McClinton, and Walt Wilkins. If you get a chance to see him, enjoy the music, high energy and personality that Dusty brings to the stage.

His work ethic is to be admired. He has been performing at clubs like Billy Bob's Texas, Woody's Tavern, Adair's Saloon and The Longhorn Saloon on a monthly basis. During the week he has been playing with his band (and at acoustic song swaps) at places like The Railhead Smokehouse, The Reata Rooftop Patio, No Frills Grill and a host of other clubs. In the last two years he has performed in concerts at county fairs and or festivals in Abilene,TX., Clovis, N.M.,  Denison,TX., Saginaw,Tx., Palestine,TX., Terlingua,TX,,  Tioga,TX.,  Brady,TX.,  Burleson, TX., McKinney, TX., Plano, TX., Fort Worth and Dallas, TX. So, keep your eyes and ears open for Dusty Deaton. He may be coming to your favorite club or town soon.............

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