.Americana - Alt. Country

How the story goes:

Dustbowl were formed in Athens Greece [May 2006] and built their own flavor of Americana & Alt. Country-Rock. “Dusty Rock - Earth-Elegy” music which reveals their own inner lament and sentiments.
They weren’t concerned about fitting in or being a part of what anybody else was doing but the rebellious and deviant chain gang & the "dust bowl" refugees!

Dustbowl released "Ramblin' Blues" EP in 2006 through their “Dusty Records” label. The following year, the band recorded - in just four days - their debut album "Troublebound & Lonesome". The album got raving reviews in local and international press and combined with the band's energetic live shows has gained them a cult status and a strong following in the local underground scene. Since then John “Hardy” Houstoulakis joined the band as their pedal steel player, guitar player and sometimes producer. The line – up changed since then but former members "Telecaster" Nick Fysakis, Giotis Petrelis "The Shoeshine Boy" & Lydia Grammatikou kept goin’ all the way [Big George left  before “Goin’ Down” sessions and DD left in Dec. 2010].

Dustbowl went to the studio in May 2009 and recorded 14 new songs for their "Goin' Down" album which features notable special guests such as Alex K. (The Earthbound, The Last Drive), Phil Shoenfelt (Fatal Shore, Southern Cross) and Jeremy Gluck (The Barracudas). In fact "Goin' Down" is their legacy’s cross section album.

The band continued to play gigs constantly and recorded "Christma's Time's A-Comin’" [Nov. 2013] for Restless Wind's Complilation "Christmas For Everyone".

They did "Johnny Cash: The Tribute Show" at Megaro Mousikis Athinon [March 2014] and released "Suicide Avenue / Winter's Almost Gone" [Cd Single / May 2014].

Since then Eirini Dimopoulou joined the band as the lead singer along with their long time friend Makis Dremetsikas [Guitar, Banjo & Vocals].

The band recorded their new single: “Black River’s Chest [The Burden Revisited]  / Flamin’ Rose” [Cd Single /  July 2014].
“Black River’s Chest” is their latest and most representative work. The song considered their best “dusty” number so far. A song for “mother earth” which carries the burden and the heavy load from the muddy trails to their own musical hearth.


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"Dust Bowl" were those whirlwinds and hurricanes of dust that infested the South-West States of America from 1930 to 1938. A term born in those hard times from the people who lived in the drought-stricken region during the Great Depression. The "Dust Bowl Days", also known as the "Dirty Thirties", took its toll on Cimarron County. The decade was full of extremes: blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and dirt storms.

The Dust Bowl did not cause the Great Depression, although it did contribute to some of the economic problems. The dust storms began years after the arrival of the Great Depression, leaving them only to further hinder the economy. When farmers in the Midwest started having problems with their crops because of "black blizzards", they found it difficult to make profit and eventually lost their land to banks and the government. With their land barren and homes seized in foreclosure, many farm families were forced to leave. Migrants left farms in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, and New Mexico. The Dust Bowl exodus was the largest migration in American history within a short period of time.

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