"The Dusty Roads Band is a blues-rock quintet that positively sizzles onstage. Led by lead male vocalist and chief songwriter Dustin Harder, this band has all the ingredients for a great night of live entertainment: Totally infectious tunes (covers and originals) that you can't help but feel like dancing to... a tremendously high level of musicianship that commands your attention... and a stage atmosphere that is as much theatre as it is music. You can't take your eyes off this band once they're in a groove. The passion in Harder's vocals and guitar work, especially on his outstanding original tunes, will leave you awestruck. "The Two Jakes" (Jake Stead on bass and Jake Bell on drums) provide a rock-solid foundation that you really must experience - their energy and physicality is jaw-dropping to watch. Jess Rae Ayre's captivating singing and Graham Crellin's scintillating virtuosity on guitar provide an essential balance. In particular, Ayre's appealing presence and sirenesque vocals create the necessary counterpoint to the often-frenetic male activity around her. The Dusty Roads Band has developed the perfect formula to delight audiences. Don't miss them!!"
Led by singer\guitarist\composer Dustin Harder and joined by the unstoppable rhythm section of bassist Jake Stead, percussionist Jake Bell and by the exquisite voice of singer Jessie Rae Ayre, they kick. The Dusty Roads Band is a splendid blend of great musicians and great music in which Blues, Folk, Funk, Rock, Jazz and Reggae all fuse into a unique blend of rocking Prairie Soul roots music.
Of their debut album "Searchin' For A River" here is what the people have to say:
"This group of young talented musicians has hit a homerun ,first time out."
Manitoba Blues News Magazine
"Wow! I was blown away!"
Lynn Munilla, Festival du Voyageur.
"The passion and intensity that Dustin Harder pulls through his guitar is immediately apparent.,
Matt DuBoff Artistic Director Brandon Folk Music and Arts Festival.
"As leader of The Dusty Roads Band, Dustin Harder is working hard to carve out a unique niche for himself in a glutted musical landscape and his debut album Searchin' for a River finds him perfectly situated to make a big impact on that scene. What keeps him suspended above the more commonplace 12-bar dudes is his ability to create a stylish guitar tone that evokes the masterful attitude of cats like former Fleetwood Mac-er Peter Green, and that alone is a rarity."
Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press
"Versatility is like personality: It goes a long way. It goes even farther when you have both, like this eclectic outfit led by singer/songwriter-guitarist Dustin Harder."
Darryl Sterdan,Winnipeg Sun
The Dusty Roads Band has been grinding it out for roughly three years, playing everything from empty hotel lounges to packed dance floors at festivals. We pride our selves on "doin' it the hard way" for those of you that know us you'll get that right away!
The band is driven by one thing and one thing only, putting out good tunes out for people to enjoy them...And that's what we do!