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Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos' Locally Grown Music

Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos
Download the podcast for a full hour with Des Moines-based artist, Damon Dotson.

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2013 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Des Moines-based folk rockers, Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos.

Download the podcast to listen to tracks off their latest album, Northerner

Born to performers, Dustin was raised in a home filled with music. In his late teenage years, he moved to New York City. There he studied music and formed relationships with other artists. It was at this point that he became certain he wanted to devote his life to songwriting, and his first album Summer Afternoon (2008) was created. 

As to acknowledge the newly established group, Dustin added “the Sunday Silos” to his name. Continuing to develop their sound, they returned to the studio to record their first full-length album as the band Dustin Smith and the Sunday Silos. The album Northerner (2012) was built by Dustin and the group from the ground up with precise craftsmanship, honesty, love, and a desire to reflect the environment that surrounds us. Currently Dustin is working on his new band, The Maytags.