Locals The Dusty Pockets & Red Hot Daniel Donato to Support Kitchen Dwellers for NYE Run at the ELM

Montana’s Kitchen Dwellers are already cooking up what’s guaranteed to be an epic two-night New Years Eve run at The ELM in Bozeman… but the shows just got even better! Bozeman’s “Recreational Americana” rockers The Dusty Pockets will open for the Dwellers on Thursday, December 30th and rising cosmic country powerhouse Daniel Donato has been added as support for New Years Eve, Friday, December 31st! We really couldn’t ask for better support additions.

Locals, The Dusty Pockets, put on a killer live show as we’ve seen before and they’re good friends with the Dwellers, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see a sit-in or two.

Nashville’s rising guitar phenom, Daniel Donato, is fresh off the release of Cosmic Country & Western Songs, and he’s becoming a prominent force in the country music space. Reviewing his album, A Young Man’s Country, Saving Country Music said, “A strong case can be made without extending any hyperbole or prejudice to Daniel Donato that he is the best young guitarist in country music, and maybe one of the best young guitarists, period.”

Don’t let yourself succumb to FOMO. Grab your tickets to these shows ASAP!

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About The Dusty Pockets

What does the term “Recreational Americana” mean to you? To The Dusty Pockets, the genre is indicative of the band’s mission to make seriously good music and have a lot of fun in the process. Their live shows are full-on rock spectacles guaranteed to deliver a face-meltingly good time. The band has taken a purposefully self-driven approach to their craft that has allowed them to grow as musicians and people in a fashion that ensures their long term viability as an organization. The Pockets are currently focused on producing and releasing content from their purpose-built 1500-square-foot recording studio located near downtown Bozeman, where they have crafted a formidable collection of work for themselves, local acts, and nationally-touring artists. The band released their debut album Hard Line in 2018, a follow-up EP in 2019, and have been steadily releasing new singles throughout 2020. Their music can be found on all streaming platforms, live videos on YouTube, and up-to-date information on Instagram or www.thedustypockets.com

About Daniel Donato

When people first meet Daniel Donato, they’re not fully braced for this walking tornado of creative energy. “They think there’s something that tips the scale in ways they don’t understand,” says Donato about his over-the-top, slightly manic vibe. “But what actual-ly tips the scale is the amount of thought and analysis I put into my work and art, all of which is taken from the lessons of my life.” Donato, a 25-year-old Nashville native, has distilled those life lessons into his debut album, A Young Man’s Country, his proper introduction to the general musical audi-ence. Recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in a mere two days and produced by guitar-ace Robben Ford, the record weaves outlaw country, Grateful Dead-style Amer-icana, and first-rate songwriting into a singular form Donato calls “21st-century cosmic country.” It might surprise some that the Telecaster-wielding wunderkind, who at 16 became the youngest musician to regularly play the iconic honky tonk Robert’s Western World while gigging with the Don Kelley Band, began his musical journey in a purely millen-nial fashion. Before he ever picked up a guitar, he discovered he had an aptitude for music via the video game Guitar Hero. At the time, he didn’t feel compelled to try his hand at the real thing until one day, about the age of 12, he heard the electric perfec-tion of Guns ‘N’ Roses’ “Paradise City” blast from a set of speakers and his world was changed forever. “It was the first time I ever had a vision for my life,” says Donato, who was partly drawn to music because he sucked royally at skateboarding. “I then took one of my dad’s old guitars . . . and I literally fell in love with it.” Continue reading…