Dustin Welch is a “Whiskey Priest!”


Dustin Welch is a refreshingly old soul with youthful vibrancy. When you hear him perform original songs like “Whiskey Priest” or “Poor House,” it is impossible to ignore his thick roots in rock and folk meshed with clear lyrical innovation. While his contemporaries claim influences such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews, Dustin gives inspirational credit to geniuses like Faulkner and Steinbeck – an approach unparalleled by any songwriter his age.

In April, I went to the CD release party at Continental Club for his debut album entitled “Whiskey Priest.” That show was probably one of the best I’ve been to all year – mean slide guitar, a little banjo, and high-energy tunes that make even people like me feel like a badass. I also saw him play with father, Kevin Welch, at Gruene Hall earlier this summer, and was pleasantly surprised by the successful translation into acoustic. Dustin Welch has made a name for himself around here, frequently playing at local favorites including Threadgill’s, Continental Club, Emo’s, Saxon Pub, and Cactus Cafe.

Clearly I cannot wait to hear him play this Friday at Momo’s with Luke & the Late Nights, Drew Smith, and Josh Grider. Dustin is hittin’ the stage at 7pm, and it’s the perfect way to start your weekend – just ask this week’s top picks on Do512!

Do512 is giving about some free tickets for this one! In order to qualify, simply click “I Like It!” on the event listing. You can also check out the event listing on Do512 to get more information on the show.


July 21, 2009. Uncategorized.

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