Is an old soul with a song craft that belies his age. With a genuine reverence to the past, this
Tulsa, OK artist has a knack for writing witty, heartfelt lyrics that immediately pull the listener into his stories,
ala John Prine or Townes Van Zandt. The music easily slips between old-fashioned country, grass-roots folk,
and Piedmont-style blues and is an important part of the New Tulsa Sound movement.
He’s recorded and performed at the legendary Church Studio, once owned by Leon Russell and the home of
Shelter Records and was a semi-finalist at the 2013 International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN. He’s
shared the stage with artists such as Martin Sexton, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, The Gourds, Wayne “The Train”
Hancock, Jimbo Mathus, Dale Watson, and many others.
Wink’s latest release is “Comfortable Shoes”. It’s a stripped down affair recorded analog to tape, with just him
and a guitar. Nice and warm. Also, check out his first studio album, “Irene Vennie” and his debut live album,
“A Night at The Colony”. All releases are available from Horton Records and can be found on iTunes, Amazon,
CD Baby, Spotify, etc or at hortonrecords.com. Catch Wink live and be a fan for life. Cheers from Tulsa!
based in Tulsa, OK, has gained a buzz in music conversations around Oklahoma and the Mid-west for years now. Known as a flame-throwing guitar player since his teens, he has grown into a prolific song-writer and singer, while his guitar prowess has continued to expand and grow in versatility. Singer/songwriter Ian Moore says, “Dustin has the kind of soul that you need to be a real player. When he sings and plays it’s not just his voice and hands, it’s his soul talking through them, and that makes it a special thing.”
His music stretches across many genres including blues, rock, country, soul, and jazz—much like his
predecessors and originators of the Tulsa Sound—and his high-octane live show is not to be missed.
Recommended if you like: Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, or Doyle Bramhall.
Dustin and his band have received much critical acclaim and have won many awards, including their coronation as “Beale Street Blues Kings” at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN in 2010.
Dustin recently recorded his new album, “Already There” and it is out now and available everywhere!