Mission Creek 2010 Preview: Dustin Busch

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Sonny Lott, Joe Price and Dustin Busch at George's 3/19/2010

Local guitarist and luthier Dustin Busch will open for Booker T. this Wednesday night at the Englert as part of the 2010 Mission Creek festival.

Busch plays regularly – solo and with Illinois John Fever – and you’ll catch him breaking it down informally all around town, semi-regularly on the patio at the Red Avocado, or in the parking lot near 30th Century Bike, or stepping in to play with Joe Price at Georges, as pictured above.

If you’ve ever seen him play, you know that his skills are formidable.  Back porches and parking lots are romantic places to enjoy these tunes, but occasionally one wishes to hear him somewhere that really does justice to the intricate range of sounds Dusty gets out of a guitar.  Such will be the case at the Englert next Friday, and such was the case when Dustin Busch opened for Ben Schmidt at CSPS on February 6, 2010.

In this video, Busch presents his take on an old standard called the Black Mountain Rag

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Here, Dustin Busch covers Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free”

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Don’t miss your chance to see Dustin take full advantage of the best acoustic room in Iowa City, this Wednesday at the Englert – I triple dog dare you not to tap your toes!

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