John Cohen and the Dust Busters (1 Albums, 1 Tracks)
- Walker Shepard (Guitar
- Eli Smith (Banjo
- Craig Judelman (Fiddle
- Pump Organ
"Brooklyn-based old time string band The Dust Busters met playing in a larger band with folk legends John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers and Peter Stampfel of The Holy Modal Rounders. The band integrates a wide range of old-time, ballads, fiddle tunes and jug-band blues into each performance, conjuring that freewheelin' high-energy reminiscent of early string bands such as The Skillet Lickers, Dykes Magic City Trio, The Mississippi Sheiks, and J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers, among many greats. Inspirations and influences a'plenty abound, from the direct fusion of Scots-Irish and African music set in Appalachia, the Western states and Deep South, from the earliest colonial times through the Second World War. Weaving these into a distinct sound with authenticity and creativity, The Dust Busters make it thoroughly contemporary, meaningful, raw... and foremost, fun."