Listening to Dusty Sunshine is like taking a drive through the American southwest, where the band's roots lie. But it's certainly true to say that their feel-good flavor nods to Route 66, as opposed to the six-lane superhighways of today. Band members are Summer, Heidi, Chani, Megan, Courtney and Aly. This group of musically versatile and talented musicians pleases the aural senses with floating, angelic vocals; smooth, rolling bass lines; and dreamy, emotional lyrics that detail scenarios like losing a love, being enamored, and even being in jail. Each of their ballads is fortified with perfectly harmonized vocals, acoustic guitar, and touches of violin, mandolin, banjo and auto harp that enrich Dusty Sunshine's bluesy, folksy, soulful sound. DS released their well-received, eponymous debut album in the fall of 2011 and their EP "Deer Paw"- homage to loved ones lost in 2012. Dusty Sunshine continues to tour and has played in several festivals including Neon Reverb, NXNE, and will be performing in this year's highly anticipated Life is Beautiful Festival.
By Maureen Hank

Megan Marie Wingerter-vocals, violin, viola, mandolin, autoharp, keys
Aly Unna-bass
Courtney Carroll-drums
Heidi Guinn-vocals, guitar
Chani Riiell Leavitt-vocals, autoharp
Summer Soll- vocals, guitar, banjo

June 6- Winchester Cultural Center @7pm

March 13- Life is Beautiful Showcase @Austin Ale House- Austin, Texas

Nov 29- Container Park @7pm

Nov 30- Pop up Market (behind Emergency Arts) @ 5pm

Oct 26-27- Life is Beautiful Festival @ Las Vegas, Nevada

NXNE Past Tour Dates

May 11- Dusty Sunshine Benefit Show @ Beauty Bar 9pm

May 18- Dillinger Block Party @ Boulder City 10pm

May 29- Vinyl @ The Hardrock 9:30pm

June 7- Burt's Tiki Lounge @ Salt Lake City, UT 8pm

June 8- The Keg & Cork @ Casper, Wy 7pm

June 9- Bourbon Theatre @ Lincoln, NE 7pm

June 10-Gas Lamp @ De Moine, IA

June 11- Subterranean @ Chicago, IL

June 15- Dakota Tavern NXNE Festival @ Toronto Canada 9pm

June 17- Louie's Trophy House Grill @ Kalamazoo, MI

June 18- Township @ Chicago, IL 9pm

June 19- Duffy's Tavern @Lincoln, NE

June 20- The Sidedoor @ Omaha, NE 8:30pm

June 21- Lion's Lair @ Denver. CO 10pm

June 22- The Laughing Goat @ Boulder, CO 8pm