I was full of anticipation for Dusty Rust, but Dan Bliss stopped me in my tracks when I heard him start playing. In between songs I could hear the crowd buzzing in awe of his playing. His playing on the guitar was mesmerizing, beautiful and upbeat. Dan Bliss mixes folk, blues, and American in his playing. His lyrics paint pictures of daily life.
The Breakfast Sides played a fun set of high energy bluegrass with quirky lyrics and amazing playing. Their chemistry is hot and Betsey's voice is sweet. Chad's playing is phenominal; together they're unstoppable. This duo added to the fun by playing with KC Steeler on the steel guitar and both Adam and Dusty from Dusty Rust took turns on the drums. The talented Shannon O'Shea joined in for a song as well.
Dusty Rust with much anticipation released their album Stolen Horse. Stolen Horse was listed on Saving Country Music as one of the Most Anticipated albums for 2018. This album did not disappoint. It's a honky tonk master piece. Close your eyes when you listen and you'll find yourself listening to the soundtrack of an old western with top notch honky tonk music. To help celebrate the alums release The Breakfast Sides joined them on stage. The Westport Saloon was packed and the crowd was buzzing. The music lived up to the hype; song by song the energy was building in the Saloon. As they say at The Westport Saloon, Shit Yeah Dusty Rust. This album is fantastic and the show was a blast.
-January 27, 2018