Thread: Tour dates

cortezthekiller - 9/19/2003 at 01:05 AM

Hey dusty,
I'd love to see some good old fashion acoustic blues. You goin on tour any time soon??? Possibly comin down here to GA?

CanPeach - 9/19/2003 at 01:14 AM

Yeah, a tour would be nice. If you ever decide to cross the border, I can fill you in on the clubs/venues here. don't get many nice acoustic shows up here.

yurtle - 9/21/2003 at 11:30 AM

What we need is some payin' gigs.(Dwight Yokham- Slingblade)

Dusty - 9/21/2003 at 02:51 PM

What we need is some payin' gigs.(Dwight Yokham- Slingblade)

got that one right, ,, been working on getting a Booking Agent in NYC. .......but wouldent mine a trip up to Toronto.... been being played on CFRC 101.9 FM up near there !!!!

Sherrick - 9/21/2003 at 07:28 PM

Dusty: what kinna size places do you play? I'll talk to the folks I know up CT way and see if I can get any info...I'll let Pam know what I find.Hell, if you don't mind playin a gig where you'd have a smallish but very attentive crowd, I'll talk to the people at my school...we have shows all the time.

Dusty - 9/22/2003 at 12:58 AM

Well... Im going from a band with 4 to solo ,Mad dog is still missing..... so Im on harp too so some small places,,and the best are attentive crowds, ,,so I can tell some stories ,would be very cool and ya being in CT,, thats even better,,, short drive ,, even a houseparty would be cool... Me and Miz Pam ... sounds very good!!!
Much Thanks for your support and Help!!!

Sherrick - 9/22/2003 at 01:40 AM


a couple friends of mine are in a band that plays lots of gigs all over CT...I'll talk to one of them and try to get Pam some phone numbers...I've seen them at some pretty cool places.....Black Eyed Sally's, Double Down Grill, a few more...wouldn't think you'd know em, but maybe you do. I'll talk to the people at my school, too...maybe I can setcha up with a decent gig here. I will let Pam know what I know when I know it...hope you can work something out.

Dusty - 9/23/2003 at 06:11 AM

.. Or I can pack my Les Paul jr,, and my fender champ... and jam all night

Sherrick - 9/23/2003 at 12:13 PM

just as long as you stop by Joe's Garage, you can play it all night long....and bend them strings like doot doot doot doot doot doot doodoodoodoodoo doo....

yurtle - 10/13/2003 at 01:02 PM


Dusty - 10/14/2003 at 02:32 PM

.....hhmmm.... getting some dates up here to play is about as hard as catching a greased pig LOL

Sherrick - 10/15/2003 at 03:51 PM

Dusty: my buddy who has the phone numbers and names for the area is finishing up a tour (she's in Mike Gordon's solo band, actually, in case anyone was curious), so she's been busy...I'll keep on her, and pass along anything she gives me to Pam.

Dusty - 11/9/2003 at 03:29 PM

...last night I went down the setlist for Lanaroo.... that should be a hoot I pity David trying to follow Me lol... I never play the same way twice,and change the words all the time, it would drive Broose the Bass man crazy,,,,hehehe

Pam - 11/10/2003 at 03:35 PM

I thought Broose was already crazy? LOL....

Dusty - 11/11/2003 at 11:43 PM

actually out of the four of us on the CD,,, he's the most sane ... I could make a CD out of all his instructions when we was recording " take it down from the five , Dusty...'
Great guy,, maybe a Rain Desert visit soon with a bunch of folks... and a couple of mudslide's huh, Pammy

Dusty - 11/30/2003 at 01:38 AM

I hope Lanaroo counted as a gig ,,, or maybe it was a dream

Dusty - 1/5/2004 at 11:15 PM

Old Dusty got me 2 gigs in the Spring opening for him
Im just wondering how its gonna look on the billing lol

Dusty - 7/30/2004 at 03:24 PM

Ive been getting a ton of gigs that last few months ,, mostly cookouts ect,,, but they pay,, and the food is Good!!!!

Dusty - 8/13/2004 at 01:06 PM

More cookouts this weekend and a Bluesfest of sorts, on Jamestown ( its a island across from Newport) at a Big Estate. a special invite from a old friend...... should be interesting....considering the weather and other things going on!!!!

Dusty - 9/1/2004 at 04:00 PM

I got some big ass weekend party someplace this weekend....for the Labour Day weekend..... food, I need food & Money to play at this one!!!,,,, cause the guy supports BUSH!!

ABBstillrockin04 - 9/4/2004 at 02:42 AM

Yikes, I don't like Kerry nor Bush. I heard Kerry is going to ban having a gun in your house in NYS and all that stuff. What's next, you going to take away my fishin' pole?

Dusty - 9/24/2004 at 03:26 PM

hhmmmmm...the election and the days leading up to it,, will be interesting to say the least......
but I got pig roast..this weekend.. ..and the weather looks good,, aint gonna be many more out door gigs...up here....

Dusty - 10/6/2004 at 04:26 PM

the food there was great.... but I had to much to eat,,, and kept the pig with me for about a week.. . If u ya git my drift on that hehehe
this weekend,, its up Arlo's church,,, to see him play,,, but me with out a guitar or 3 is like not wearing pants... hhmm maybe I'll bring the uke too... at the pig roast,, they had a Hay ride pulled by a tractor.......and loaded with kids,,,, so during a break,,,I grabbed the uke,, and jumped on... and got all the kids singing.....I just made it up as I went along,,, just Happy lyrics... lol....and before I jumped off,, tossed a bunch of picks to the kids......maybe in 50 years,,,,,these kids will remember that day,,,, telling their grand children... about Dusty Sommers.... hehehehe
Damn, I love Life

yurtle - 10/10/2004 at 12:56 AM

ABBstillrockin04 - 10/11/2004 at 09:42 PM

Havent talked to Dusty in a while. How's things in your neck of the woods? I hope good. We had rehearsal today. We've found a piano player, finally. He plays some great stuff. Well Give me a yell sometime dusty, and we'll talk music. Peace, Mike

Dusty - 12/8/2004 at 03:37 PM

I got a Great gig coming up this friday..with Aztec Two Step.....with the Lightin' Bubbas....its a alone and together thing,, and all ready sold out!!!!!the venue

Dusty - 12/11/2004 at 04:25 PM

I dont know how anything could be better than last night!!!!!!!!

ABBstillrockin04 - 12/26/2004 at 02:54 PM

Happy Holidays

Dusty - 12/30/2004 at 03:23 AM

got a Great gig coming up this friday..with Aztec Two Step.....with the Lightin' Bubbas....its a alone and together thing,, and all ready sold out!!!!!the venue
yea this one was really fun,, I think I have only picked up a guitar once siince then..(uke and mando not included)lol. a real Great time ... and it was all recorded..and video taped and soon..I'll have some copies....

Dusty - 7/21/2005 at 11:59 AM

Thank you for your interest in the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the third largest free blues festival in the United States. Our emerging artist program is designed to offer new artist a chance to perform at a major festival gaining valuable exposure while introducing new artist
to blues traditions.

The final deadline for our program is 9/20/2005. Our music committee will review your submission. Invitations will be sent out during the year with final invitations being extended by 9/30/2005. The music committee consists of music professionals, label representatives and professional musicians. Invitations will be extended for our street side stages, emerging artist stage and the Main Stage.

Thank you for your interest in King Biscuit and the Blues.


Wayne Andrews
King Biscuit Blues Festival

Like I said before.... even a blind pig can root out a acorn if it keeps looking...

CanPeach - 7/23/2005 at 02:19 AM

Good Luck Dusty

Dusty - 7/29/2005 at 04:45 AM

Thanks,,,I'll need it!!!!

Sherrick - 8/3/2005 at 02:21 AM

good luck, DUsty...King Biscut is a great gig.

Dusty - 8/11/2005 at 05:31 PM

Hey Bro.. How's it going.. well, you know what Brother Gregg's says" try , try, try again...'
hav'ent heard a No yet... so who knows?? I sure dont lol

Dusty - 8/20/2005 at 02:44 AM

Some nice gigs for the up comming Labor Day!!!
I just have to decide if I go up to Maine at my Friend Dave's 50 acre river side Estate and eat lobster and steamers
or stay around here......and play with the Lightin' Brother's and eat hamburgers...hhmmmmmm could be tough
I know Jake would be up for the ride!!!!

Dusty - 8/31/2005 at 01:22 AM

.... looks like hamburgers....not really into the ride to Maine but playing with friends can't be beat!!!!!

Dusty - 10/12/2005 at 03:50 AM

well Folks,, looks like all the summer gigs are gone,, it was a Fun Summer!!! hot as all hell but fun...... maybe Lanaroo3...soon...but time will tell!!!!
and Vegas. last month was a Hoot!!!!
I met alot of cool folks out there and most of them had my CD' would be nice to play at the Elvis Wedding Chaple!!!!!

Dusty - 10/18/2005 at 04:16 AM

...I had some plans,and a few trips in the planning stage,,but because of Jake's current condition...I've put them all on hold......Such is life.....
...How did John Lennon put it ''Life is what Happens, when ya busy making other plans'

Dusty - 1/1/2006 at 11:17 PM

...Just got a email on my opening for My old friend BB King..but...well here it is.....

Dusty,Thanks again for submitting your EPK for the BB King opening slot. We were really impressed with your material, and hope that you will consider submitting again for a future event. After we pared down the submissions for the gig however, we weren't able to select you this time.

All the best,


nothing ventured ...nothing gained... looks like I'll have to deal with 'B' or his son, Walter personally next time!!!

Dusty - 1/1/2006 at 11:36 PM

...could be doing a tour of Holland in May... looks pretty good I have a large fan base there...... this is from the promoter...
Dear Dusty,
We are delighted that you have applied for our event in Holland!
You are on standby that means your application will go to peer review.
The top 10% of peer reviewed acts are selected for the final review that includes input from some of the higher profile venues on the tour.

Good luck!
Ben Ruth

Now my idea has always been this,,,, American's dont get the Deep Acoustic Blues.....and that been proven by my sales over the years in Europe, Canada,Japan, Argentina ect over the last decade....and even recentally were all my sales from CDbaby for the Katrina Relif fund came from Europe ,Japan and Canada...
So I rarely bother to sendout my Press kit to venues in America....except for certian Festivals that are acoustic based.... plus they have good I wont have to worry about that

CanPeach - 1/13/2006 at 08:28 PM

Wow, an overseas tour. Sounds like a great idea Dusty, I'm sure your music will be well received over there

Dusty - 2/3/2006 at 04:17 AM

..I'm still holding my breath on that one.... but just got a no go.. on a Scandavian tour for May..So looks like I may have to find some place else...its a crap shoot with this method..I get asked but so do several other bands ect... but My philosophy has alway been... 'If ya dont try. ya have regrets,,,,and If ya do try, and dont get it,, ya gave it your best shot'
As the old saying goes... 'Even a Blind pig can root out a acorn if he keeps trying"

Dusty - 4/8/2006 at 04:00 AM

....John Hammond with Pam and Abi , saturday then
or the Wood River Inn .....

Dusty - 5/13/2006 at 01:18 AM

well, the blind pig finally rooted out a acorn!!!!!! I did this on a whim late last night....and now I got gigs all over the place.... I've stayed in a few KOA and love the places..hoyt showers

5/12/2006 10:26:41 AM
Status: Selected
Response: Thank you for your submission to be a KOA Approved Performer. Upon reviewing your information we believe you will be a great asset to this new and exciting project.

We are still working on the final details to begin making connections between campgrounds and the performers. This should be finalized in the next couple of weeks and we plan on doing a preliminary launch by May 26th.

We will be sending out a participating campground list by May 19th so you are aware of the campgrounds that will be available for the project. As this project gains momentum we will be adding campgrounds to the list.

For now, we ask for your patience until we can send you the next batch of information. This will include a participating campground list and also a sample of our performance agreement, a feedback form and a review of the project.

We feel e-mail is the easiest way to keep you informed of new information and updates to the project. If this is not the easiest way of communication for you, please let us know of an alternative method.

We thank you once again and we look forward to having you as a KOA Approved Performer!
======================================================= Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Presents: Kampertainment
Are you on tour? Do you travel by RV, motor home, camper or tent? Do you like to perform while traveling? Well, we have an opportunity for you. Submit you EPK to become a Kampgrounds of America, Inc, (KOA) Approved Performer.

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You can be involved in the trial of our new Kampertainment Program, which once approved, will give you access to participating locations, in both the United States and Canada, who are looking for entertainment on their campgrounds. In return for a short performance you will receive accommodations that consist of either a tent or RV site, at the campground in which you perform.

Our marketing department will be looking at all submissions to find performers that fit into our image of “Great People, Great Camping.” We are most definitely looking for performers who are considered family-friendly and are willing to play to the campers. We do not guarantee large crowds. We are mainly looking for performers who can set up and add atmosphere to an on-going event, like an ice cream social, a wine and cheese tasting, or before a movie begins. Or also just be able to play by a fire, while campers walk around.

The genres of music we are most interested in are country, blues and folk music. However, we are willing to consider any genre if it deems appropriate for the family and peaceful atmosphere of a campground.

Once we have declared you a KOA Approved Performer your information will be made available to our participating campgrounds. You will also receive information on the locations of those campgrounds, including contact information. It is then up to the campgrounds and the performers to make contact to find mutual times that they could help each other out. We ask that all performers submitting their EPK have up-to-date calendars/tour schedules, so that making a connection between themselves and a campground can go smoothly.

We have approximately 25 campgrounds across the US and Canada taking part in this trial program, with potentially more being added all the time. If the trial is successful, this will be opened up to all our locations.

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Dusty - 5/27/2006 at 04:40 AM

... got a gig at the Marina this sat with the LBB,,but for me its gonna be the weather that decides...but they really put out a good spread of food!!!! and the people are all so kind,,and generous!!!! been playing there for 3 years

and also got the 'ride's' on the KOA gig... not as I expected, but a paying gig that all I have to do is anything i want and can bring the dog along does show some promise!!!

Dusty - 6/9/2006 at 04:16 AM

Country & Blue's festival in Richmond RI SAT 10 th...11am to for all ages
and heres the site to the great people who are putting it on

Dusty - 6/27/2006 at 02:29 AM

.....above gig was a rain out,, always nice to look out on a pond,, too bad it wasn't people total flood in the field...but,,, thet was then.....

this weekend.....will be the 3rd gig and party up the next pond over..petting party of hippies new and old!!! always a great time and great food,big old bon fire... and alot of great fireworks....!!!!!.
a few pics in the pic section... and those are our fireworks...better than any other place!!!!! a old Biker Friend get them and sets them off!!!!

Ill try to resize the others....the new computer boggles me,, but so does opening a bottle of milk hahaha

Dusty - 7/31/2006 at 02:03 PM

I dont remember when the last time I played out....really been a bummer!!!! I guess Im retired again lol
Iv'e been so concentrating on renovations and training Titan... and every thing has been at least a month or two late.... aside from having rain all of may and most of june...but...hey.. theres a lot more in this old world going on....So I'm pretty happy
but the Fall is comming....I'll see what happens....

Dusty - 8/2/2006 at 01:31 PM

just got this from Taiwan....

The Blues Society on Taiwan has made their final selections of performers for the Blues Bash 3. There were too many very difficult choices to make. Our decisions were based on two factors: cost and suitability.
The cost of bringing a band to Taiwan narrowed the field considerably. We are funded entirely by private donations and corporate sponsorship. The world economy being what it is, the level of corporate sponsorship for a Blues music event in Taiwan fell far short of our expectations. This short-fall in sponsorship meant we had to tighten our belts and plan for a smaller event than we had originally hoped for.
Next year, we plan a bigger, better Blues Bash as well as other smaller convert events, music workshops and seminars.
Blues on,
DC Rapier
Blues Society on Taiwan (president

Oh well... Nice to get it first hand from DC....
gonna try and try again....
I would have loved the food!!!!!!

CanPeach - 8/6/2006 at 02:05 AM

Sounds like it would be a great tour, good luck on the next one Dusty

Dusty - 1/2/2007 at 04:29 AM

Thanks Neil... got awhile back a open offer in Fort Collis CO... at one of those KOA campsites...with any date from May till Oct,, first pick... but its a damn long way to go...

and several others I've just been passing up locally.... but won my 5th ASCAP Awards Plus Grant... always nice to take their money

Dusty - 1/22/2008 at 06:15 AM

funny its been months I played a guitar or even picked one up....alot of pain in my hands arms..among other places...... but I still get good paying offers all over the east coast and this week in Virginia.....
but Im in no shape to travel any more... those days are gone... and they were fading fast years back...... but I still have the Old Coachman......the dogs like it..

but I still get a nice check every quarter from my distributator.. and the downloads have have more that hhmm how to you say,, increased more than 10 times in the last few checks... sweet

[Edited on 1/22/2008 by Dusty]

Dusty - 1/5/2009 at 07:07 AM

well, thanks to my new Doc.....things change...
just picked at Maple Glen... Blues , Bluegrass... folks.... Nice jam....
and been playing drums in a friends band.. in his studio....Im good for a few hours or so lol

Dusty - 6/5/2009 at 04:25 AM

oh mercy..... playing around here is a chore.... but with some luck....Ill work out.... always does......

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