We had the good fortune of connecting with Dusty Bo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dusty, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I would like to be one of the people that just kept fighting the fight for real rocknroll and just real music/artistry in general. So much has changed in the music industry in the last 10 years and it will probably keep changing. But what can not be forgotten or lost in the mix is simply the art. Thats what will truly stand the test of time. Not all these people that live their lives to make 15-60 vanity videos along with the rest of the social media sheep herd. That kind of stuff will come and go. Real art will always be here.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What I think separates me from others is the variety of genres I draw from with my music. I love too many styles of music to write towards just one or two genres. Where I am professionally now is definitely the best its ever been for me and I still have a long way to go. But being a solo artist with no overlord-narcissistic band members or scummy managers telling me what I can and can not do is great. The thing I am most proud of is that I will be releasing my first full length album this year. It definitely has not been easy but nothin good comes from easy. I kept truckin along, you have to. Theres been a couple “almost made it” situations with my career but they didnt work out and as much as it sucked for those things to fall apart they by no means were the end of the road. In fact they were only new beginnings or resets for better things to come. Out of all the important lessons I have learned, the one that I live by is that there are no short cuts, only hard work and commitment. I want people to know that my brand/story represents a lot of years of hard work and many different styles of music. If it brings you joy please share it. If it doesn’t thats too bad because I will be around for a long long time.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ok first we would go eat and get drinks at La Bodeguita de mima. Its this Cuban joint downtown and they have AMAZING food and drinks. A cool place for night life is High Horse. Once you get past the entrance where all the super cool hipsters and hipsterettes hang out like a flock of judgmental soccer moms…the bar and live music room are actually really rad. The waterfront park is really nice and has some good running trails. The Fraiser and Muhammed Ali museum are both really rad as well. The best places to see a show would be The Louisville Palace, Headliners, Mercury Ballroom and Z Bar. Then theres Bardstown Kentucky where they make all the bourbon. Lots of fun to be had there.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
As cliche as it may be, the person I have to thank is most definitely my mother. She has had my back and has done all she can to support me since day one. Never once did she push or pressure me to do anything with my life that I didn’t want to do. If there was someone to teach a masterclass on motherhood and just how to be a great person in general it would be my mom.

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Andrew Schweinhart

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