Join us on the outdoor stage for the amazing DUSTIN WELCH!
A Nashville native, Dustin grew up surrounded by writers, singers, pickers, and artists of all kinds. At an early age, he was exposed to the literary value of song form, and formed his own unique style of storytelling. Appalachian grooves and melodies coupled with lyrics, strange and beautiful. He encountered solid recognition for his talent and hard driving music and lyrical style for his first two solo records Whisky Priest and Tijuana Bible, putting him into the upper realm of Austin rockers. His long awaited third installment, Amateur Theater, is due out in the summer of 2018.
«It's a little bit strong, a little bit unhinged, a little bit scary at times. He seems to be weaving together elements of various mythological traditions, pulling good old-fashioned Texas songwriting with some underworld imagery. ...this guy seems to be a very fully realized songwriter. He's not working anything out here. It sounds like he showed up knowing just what to do, and you better get out of the way so he can do it.»
-Kim Ruehl, No Depression
The highlight of his active schedule is hosting weekly songwriting and guitar workshop in San Marcos for Armed Forces veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress for a program he founded called Soldier Songs and Voices. It's inspiring...it's a beautiful thing.