Big Sound Downtown’s last, but far from least, concert hosted by the Klipsch Museum of Audio History featured perhaps Ark-La-Tex’s most popular act, the Dusty Rose Band.
Consisting of lead singer Jason Springer, whose dear late aunt Dusty, with her ankle rose tattoo, inspired the band’s name, guitarist Lee Brooks, bassist Barry Hurula and drummer Russell Cobb, the band delivered a performance virtuoso in The Hub. He played several original and completely transformed songs made famous by the Georgia Satellites, Phil Collins (their “In the Air Tonight” was epic), Matchbox 20, Prince and George Strait, adding supervascular muscle from Hurula and Cobb and sharp bluesyness. by Brooks.
Lee Brooks’ guitar work colors the kaleidoscopic swirls around the chords of each track without ever a wandering brushstroke. During this time, Springer was an energetic phenomenon, continually engaging with audiences. He looks like the working man he is, which has the effect of keeping Brooks’ ambitious jamming grounded. While Brooks’ solos would fit the soundtrack to galaxy-laden James Webb Telescope photos, Springer describes the unit as “country, rock and roll, just get down to it, have a good time “. They are, but much more.