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Dusty Watson / Bio

Dusty Watson
Artist's Biography

The Sonics - Drummer
Slacktone - Drummer

Before joining the Sonics, Dick Dale crowned Dusty the King of Surf Drums during his long stint as Dick's drummer. He also played in many other instrumental surf bands including The Surfaris, Davie Allan and the Arrows, Jon and the Nightriders, Frankie and the Poolboys, Paul Johnson, Gill Orr, and several others including his own Instro band, Slacktone.

Other notable credits include, Lita Ford, Concrete Blonde, Agent Orange, Stepmothers, Sugartooth, Becky Barksdale, Rhino Bucket, Boo Yaa Tribe, The Supersuckers, Legs Diamond and The Queers. You can find some of Dusty's recordings here: http://www.discogs.com

Currently Dusty is touring with The Sonics in support of their new release, THIS IS THE SONICS, produced by Jim Diamond. Rolling Stone recently cited the release as "A Rager" and rated the album #18 in their Best of 2015 releases so far.

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General Info

Band Members
SLACKTONE BAND MEMBERS: Dave Wronski - Guitar; Sam Bolle - Bass; Dusty Watson - Drums
Artist Name
Dusty Watson
Profile Page
Active Since
Punk / Garage / Instrumental

Contact Info

Corona, CA