Darren and Molly Matthews, the Indie/Americana Des Moines-based songwriting duo Thankful Dirt, developed their musical artistry steeped in Iowa's music scene, a scene as fertile as Iowa soil. Since joining musical forces in October of 2008, they've performed at various Iowa venues, including coffee shops, benefits, and area bars. Quality performances attract a loyal following. Though their musical backgrounds differ, electricity sparks when they write and perform songs. Molly's voice- ethereal, complex, and evocative- compliments Darren's masterful guitar playing. The fantastic trumpet and piano player Erik Brown joined forces with them in the summer of 2011, and they have been working as a trio ever since. Together, they ignite a sound both unique and universally appealing. Music lovers 'dig' Thankful Dirt.