Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Dusty Grant is an American singer-songwriter who has been writing, recording, and performing original music for 17 years. He got his start fronting metal and hard rock bands. Recently, Grant has made a departure from metal and classic rock into working on his own solo material that emits a dark acoustic rock sound with a grunge influence.
His debut single release, “This Longing Heart,” is a clear arrival to this point. Dark, gritty, and mysterious, the urgent and pressing undertones is central to Grant’s gargantuan sound. While the arrangement is sparse – we simply see Grant alone on his guitar in the music video, recording in the recording studio – the sound that is elicited is loud. Grant strums along on his acoustic guitar and the strength of the song resonates along with the dark vibe that comes from his engrossing vocals. Listeners will plunge into the depths of this track that harkens to a sound similar to Nirvana, Tool, and Stone Temple Pilots. 7.8/10
Dusty Grant’s single, “This Longing Heart” is released independently on February 19th 2017.