Dust Bowl • American Stories

17 weeks on the charts!

Top #10 for 11 weeks in the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, spending several weeks at #5

#1 on the Heatseekers Chart

#12 on the Country Album Sales Chart

The critics are raving

Take a trip back in time to the American Great Plains of the 1930s, when a decade long drought ravaged the environment and displaced millions. Hardy, tough folks braved the endless dust storms - "black rollers" that scooped up millions of tons of topsoil and dropped it a thousand miles away. Hear the beating heart of history as told by master songwriter.


“…songs that have the lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie, as intense as John Trudell and dusted with the trials and tribulations of Tom Joad – Steinbeck and ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.”

The players

Bill Wittman

Peter Janson

Tim Lorsch

Grant Maloy Smith

Rocio Marron

Tommy Mandel

Cathy Clasper-Torch

Matthew Burgess

Troy Klontz

Jeff Taylor

Mike Johnson

Wouter Kellerman

George Correia

Rob Ickes

Katie Perkins

Ken Thomas

Steve Stokes

Dorie Pride

Lorenza Ponce

Skoota Warner

Jessica Zeltzer

Some of the best players and singers in the world, like Grammy® winner Rob Ickes (dobro), Grammy® winner Jeff Taylor (accordion), AMC award winner Mike Johnson (pedal steel), Grammy® winner Wouter Kellerman (flute), Grammy® winner Bill Wittman (bass, Cyndi Lauper), Tommy Mandel (B3, Brian Adams), Lorenza Ponce (violin, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks), as well as Indie Music Hall of fame inductee and two-time Grammy® certificate winner Grant Maloy Smith.

Hear The songs

Use the player below to hear samples from all of the songs on the album.  Below that is a place you can order your own signed copies of the CD, which includes a 20 page booklet.

Order the CD and booklet

Please order your own signed copy of DUST BOWL - AMERICAN STORIES. Each CD comes in a gatefold package with a 20 page booklet inside with the lyrics, liner notes, pictures and more. Grant will dedicate the CD to the name of your choice.

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