"I am a songwriter and musician from Des Moines, Iowa. I lead a band called The Maytags and collaborate with a collective of awesome musicians."
- from his Facebook page
"I wanted to play drums when I was in fourth grade, but my parents made me play piano for a year. So I did that for a year and I got my first drum set in fifth grade. I played drums all through middle school, played with some rock and roll bands and did Lenny Kravitz and Smash Mouth covers and stuff like that.
"When I was in high school, I was never in band, but I played with the show choirs and stuff like that. I started studying jazz as a drummer when I was in high school with a lady named Suzie Muze, and then I ended up taking that out to New York and I studied jazz for four years at City College.
"I started writing songs somewhere in the middle of all that. My dad always had lots of guitars laying around and I kind of taught myself – I think when I was a junior or senior. I got some good tips and advice from him. I always thought of songwriting as kind of a pastime, and I never took it as seriously as I did studying jazz and playing drums out in New York. But eventually one day, I started playing a lot more shows and playing gigs with my songs, and I feel like that’s kind of where it is today."
- from an interview with Waylon Sternhagen on the Hip Hip Hoorames website
Dustin Smith: Vocals, guitar, banjo, steel drum
Nick Leo: Rhodes and pedal steel guitar
Eric Krieger: Bass
Joel Gettys: Drums
Tim Sanders: Clarinet and tenor sax
Ryan Mullin: Cajon
Paige Harpin: Vocals
Tina Haas Findley: Vocals
Garrison Lynch: Vocals
|Photo by Joey Leaming|
Labels: 2000s, 2009, Des Moines, Des Moines area, Dustin Smith, Ep 031, Eric Krieger, folk music, I'm So Sorry (song), Indie, Nick Leo, Paige Harpin, RnB, Ryan Mullin, soul (genre), soul music, Soul Rnb and Funk, Tim Sanders