Dusty has been performing music since he was 3 years old in the genres of Blues, Country, Classic Rock, and Christian Contemporary. Living in Nashville, TN, he has brought his professionalism, talent, and experience to each event.
Dusty has performed as a soloist, support player for artists, and in studios, ranging from large venues such as fairs and festivals, small venues such as the local club, to private parties and weddings, and anything in between. Regardless of the venue, Dusty shows up on-time, prepared for the job at hand, and with an attitude of gratitude.
Dusty has worked with different artists in many different facets. Some of which have hired him to perform with them to open for national artists such as Dallas Holmes, Charlie Daniels Band, Pam Tillis, Billy Ray Cyrus, Loretta Lynn, Yankee Grey, Lonestar, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Jessica Andrews, and Randy Travis.
Other musicians who have worked with Dusty have found him to be a pleasure to work with, easy to get along with, and professional.
Dusty also has a selection of instrumentals he has written and are available for licensing use, as well as a solo CD project that is available for purchase through CDBaby.
Artists Dusty has worked for
Matt Davenport Productions
The General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, TN
The Border City Blues Band
The Lonestar Texas Swing Band
The Patty Parks Band
The Southern Ground Band
Writers and/or producers who have hired him for sessions and/or promotional performances:
“You did such a great job I really don’t know how to thank you. I spent some of the best money I’ve ever spent hiring you last night. You left me speechless and as far as I’m concerned…you made the difference.
Dave Raynor Productions, Inc.”
“Dusty Knapp is one of the most professional musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is an incredible pianist and is a champion on B3 organ. I recommend Dusty hgihly for studio and live road work. You won’t be disappointed!”
-Lee Bogan, writer, producer, and guitarist for Aaron Tippin
“Dusty is a great guy and great player. He has the musical knowledge to play any style with feel and confidence. And most importantly, he does the homework. Will never show up unprepared. You can count on him in even in a no-rehearse situation…that’s a rare find.”
-Scott Simpson, bassist for the Oak Ridge Boys
“Dusty Knapp is the first call I make when I need keys and/or B3. Whether it be a session or for a show, he comes prepared and nails it quickly every time! He’s a versatile player with lots of energy wh often isn’t satisfied with an incredible take…he finds a way to do it even better the next time. Dusty doesn’t play piano with his hands, he plays with his heart. He is not only a true pro, he’s a great guy with lots of class and a hard work ethic.”
-Adam Pope, Artist, Song Writer, Performer
““Dusty is missed not only by me but by the countless music lovers from his home area who loved hearing a real pro. I do not hesitate in recommending Dusty Knapp for any and every situation needed.”
-Craig Wilkins, Artist, Song Writer, Performer