Friday, September 21, 2012

Dustbowl - Death Don't Have No Mercy In This Land (Goin' Down)

«Our influences is the rhythm of the Long Black Train movin' down the steel rails,
the tone of the train's lonesome whistle and the moanin' blues of the dust bowl storm.
We call our music "The Freight Train Ramblin' Sound" just for the hell of it,
and we hope that the Lord is on our side!
JOHN HARDY - Guitar,  Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Backing Vocals
LYDIA - Bass, Double Bass, Backing Vocals

Ex Member: DD DYNAMITE - Vocals, Guitar
 DUSTBOWL The Freight Train Sound Ramblers. .. . .. . . . . ....DUSTY R'N'R / Americana - Alt. Country
How the story goes: 
Dustbowl formed in May of 2006 by Telecaster Nick, The Shoeshine Boy, Big George, Lydia and DD Dynamite. After a few friendly sessions at Nick's basement they decided to create a unique sounding band. A band influenced by American Undeground Rock music, Americana / Alt. Country & old Country Music. Yet, they didn't want to just form a revival band either. Dustbowl wanted to introduce contemporary themes that people nowadays can relate to and this is how Dustbowl's unique "Freight Train Ramblin' Sound" came to be. 

 songs can be likened to the train's lonesome whistle, the wailing of the rails as the long black iron horse glides over'em. Dustbowl is all about love lost and found, about being sorrow-bound and lonely, about livin' like a modern day "hobo" that¹s a-driftin' and a-ramblin', about pickin' a tune with some friends...

Dustbowl released Ramblin' Blues EP in 2006 through their own Dusty Records label.

The following year, the band recorded - in just four days - their debut album "Troublebound & Lonesome" which was released from On Stage Records. "Troublebound & Lonesome" got raving reviews in the local and international press and combined with the band's energetic live shows has gained them a cult status and a strong following in the local undergroud scene.

The band continued to gig constantly and worked on new songs with the addition of John Hardy on pedal steel guitar. After Big George's departure from vocals, Dustbowl went in the studio in May 2009 and recorded 14 new songs for their new album entitled "Goin' Down" which features notable special guests such as Phil Shoenfelt (Fatal Shore, Southern Cross) , Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas) and  Alex K. (The Earthbound, The Last Drive)

In December 2010, DD left the band and Big George came back . 
The band worked on a homage to the Man in Black and kept on "keepin' on" with their characteristical "Troublebound & Lonesome" and "Goin' Down" tunes along with old Country material and somekinda original "Train-A-Billy" new stuff.

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"Dust Bowl" were those whirlwinds and hurricanes of dust that infested the South-West States of America from 1930 to 1938. A term born in those hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the Great Depression. The "Dust Bowl Days", also known as the "Dirty Thirties", took its toll on Cimarron County. The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms.
The Dust Bowl did not cause the Great Depression, although it did contribute to some of the economic problems. The dust storms began years after the arrival of the Great Depression, leaving them only to further hinder the economy. When farmers in the Midwest started having problems with their crops because of "black blizzards", they found it difficult to make profit and eventually lost their land to banks and the government. With their land barren and homes seized in foreclosure, many farm families were forced to leave. Migrants left farms in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, and New Mexico. The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history within a short period of time.

Featuring notable special guests such as Phil Shoenfelt (Fatal Shore, Southern Cross),
Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas) and Alex K. (The Last Drive, The Earthbound).
"Troublebound & Lonesome" - 2008 - OnStage Records 
"Ramblin' Blues " - 2006 - Dusty

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