Photos and Review by Alan Sperry
After a few days of fun on the slopes and playing shows in Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge, the Dustin Pittsley Band rolled into Longmont to play at the 131-year old Dickens Opera House on Friday night. The Dustin Pittsley Band uses their bluesy grooves and their southern-rock flavor to fill the venue with a good mix of gritty-blues sounds, hard-rocking country, and pure rock. Dustin Pittsley is an accomplished song-writer, styled vocalist, and an amazing guitar player. Though Donnie Wood may rather be fly-fishing on the Platte River when he comes to Colorado, he supported the vocals and jammed on bass.
The Oklahoma-based band called on Denver-area drummer, Chris Stongle, to sit in and rattle the skins. Chris fits right in, sharing the stage with Dustin and Donnie. Each member brings his own personality and meshes with the others to create a special identity not captured by every band.
The Dustin Pittsley Band played a lot of their own songs, including Staring into the Sun, Palm Trees & Trailer Parks, River of Sin. They take you through a night-long journey with their heart-felt lyrics. The Dustin Pittsley Band intermingled a cool, acoustic set, then proceeded to rock the night away. They also covered some John Prine tunes, and gave a quality rendition of Jolene by Ray Lamontagne.
When you go see the Dustin Pittsley Band, you can count on the group of genuinely great guys to put on a gigantic show. They travel frequently to Colorado, so go see them!