Co founder | Web developer / Graphic Designer | Wannabe Rapper
I want My Town My Music to become the go-to location for all things Rochester Music. Want to know what events are going on in town? Visit our site. Want to hear a review of a concert you missed? Visit our blog. Want to have a say in who we bring to town next? Let us know by voting. Want to discover some great local music? Visit our Local Bands page to get to know who’s in town. Throwing a show that needs promotion, or have a venue that needs an artist? Reach out to us, and we can help.
Location: Rochester, MN
Dustin grew up in Kennedy, a tiny rural town in the northwest corner of Minnesota—as he likes to say, “Twenty miles from Canada, twenty from North Dakota.” His closest friends refer to him as “basically Canadian”. When his wife, Bekkie, accepted a job at Mayo Clinic, they made the jump from northern Minnesota to Rochester. He and his wife have a son, Archer, and a dog, Finnegan.
Dustin works as a Web Developer/Graphic Designer for CWS, a design and marketing company in Rochester. Besides being a computer nerd, he is an avid sports fan with a soft spot for baseball, loves music, and is a fierce foosball competitor.
“Simply put, music makes you feel alive. It has the power to move you physically or emotionally. It has a way of capturing moments in time. You can flash back to a time when you first heard a certain song, or remind you of memories/people from long ago or last week. It also can be a powerful platform for social change and spreading ideas or beliefs.”
What do you like best about Rochester?
It’s big enough to have a diverse and vibrant community, but still maintains that friendly feel you get from a smaller town.
Currently, it’s Logic.
Bands / Artists:
A Tribe Called Quest, Shad, Kaleo, Aloe Blacc, Anderson.Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Haphduzn, Eyedea & Abilities, The Roots, Evidence, SIMS, Murs, Grieves, James Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, and many, many more…
“Trying to Find a Balance” – Atmosphere, “Under Pressure” – Logic, and too many others to name.
Guilty pleasure artist:
When you can’t decide on music, who is your go-to artist?
Random Facts About Dustin:
“Life, love, stress and setbacks” Slug, Atmosphere
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Make music and go to concerts
What always makes you laugh?
My son. (Archer)
What is the best single day on the calendar?
Thanksgiving: family, food, beer, and football—what else could you want?
Do you have any unique/embarrassing/stupid talents?
I’m pretty good at throwing Chiclet-style gum off of random objects, and catching it in my mouth…