Real Country Music From Dusty Woods

Click on any album title or image below to go to the album page on Dusty's Bandcamp store, where you will be able to download the album or individual tracks.

The Sound Of Lonesome Album


Real country in a nutshell!  Like all of Dusty's country albums, "The Sound of Lonesome" features a wide range of country styles:  12 tracks of slice of life, cry-in-your-beer country with touches of outlaw country and blues.  The album includes everything from a country waltz to the dramatic country rock of  "I Understand", and even a Ray Price flavour in "There Stands the Jukebox". 

Listen for flavours of Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson, even a touch of BB King.

"The Sound Of Lonesome" album published, manufactured and distributed by Dustwood Media.  All songs written, performed, and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods.  Songs and graphics ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  This compilation ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.

Too Old To Boogie, Too Young To Die Album


Dusty's second album has been  described as a country boy's "Night Moves".  An album for all the "boomers" out there (and anyone else who likes good country).  There's a taste of humourous 50s rock in "Too Old To Boogie", plus fast shuffles, Canadiana ("On My Way Again"), pure honky-tonk country, and the obligatory country weeper. 

Listen for flavours of Faron Young and Willie Nelson. 

(Album trivia:  the man  on the album cover is Mrs. Dusty's great-great grandfather.)

"Too Old To Boogie, Too Young To Die" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  All songs written, performed, and recorded by Ronald J. "Dusty" Woods.  All songs and graphics Ó2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  This compilation Ó2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.

Straight Up, No Rocks Album


Solid bar-band country the way Dusty likes it - straight up.  Cry-in-your-beer country, country rock, a two-step with a definite Canadiana flavour, and the defiant swamp-rock of "Straight Up". 

Listen for flavours of Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakum.

Special note:  "Memory Lane" is dedicated to Dusty's late father.  All profits from Memory Lane will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

"Straight Up, No Rocks" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  All songs written, performed, and recorded by Ronald J. "Dusty" Woods.  All songs and graphics Ó2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  This compilation Ó2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.

Patchwork Album


More drinkin', cryin' and cheatin' country from Dusty to you - light and lively classic country with a touch of blues.   You'll find everything from Canadian country/rockabilly to country weepers like "What A Friend (I Lost Last Night)", a little country rock, even a 50s-type ballad.

Listen for flavours of Sun Label rockabilly ("Blue Alberta Moon"), bluegrass, and Sons of the Pioneers ("I Don't Mind").

"Patchwork" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  All songs written, performed, and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods.  All songs and graphics ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  This compilation ©2023  Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.


Tele-Pickin' Bandit Album


Reflecting on the light side and the dark side of the life of a road musician, this album moves through the moods of country music, from light-hearted "party" music like "Tele-Pickin' Bandit" to humourous songs to lovin' and losin' and the pain of the musician's life ("The Road").  Country rock, Canadiana, rockabilly, comedy, country weepers and more. 

Listen for flavours of Ricky Scaggs, Jerry Reed and George Jones. 

Released in 2009 as the country side of the double album "50" to commemorate Dusty's 50th year as an entertainer. This album is dedicated to the members of the Brotherhood of Telecaster Bandits (the BTB) still out there on the road picking and trying hard to grin. 

"Tele-Pickin' Bandit" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  Traditional song "Crawdad" arranged, performed and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods, arrangement ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  All other songs written, performed, and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods; ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved. Graphics and this compilation  ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.

Honky-Tonk Days Album


Here it is at last, Dusty's 10th album!  The title song, "Honky-Tonk Days", describes what it was like back in Dusty's road-running days, when playing music wasn't just a living, it was fun.  Here you'll find stone country, a humorous touch of fifties, and a chunk of blues like "Lone Frog Blues"  - all the styles that make up what Dusty calls "Ultimate Honky-Tonk". 

Listen for touches of New Orleans R&B, Ray Price and BB King.

"Honky-Tonk Days" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  Traditional blues "CC Rider" arranged, performed and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods, arrangement ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved..  All other songs written, performed, and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods, ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved..  All graphics and this compilation ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.

A Dusty Christmas Album


Dusty does Christmas!  12 songs about our favourite time of year ranging from country to rockabilly, and from traditional carols to blues.  "A Dusty Christmas" has something for everyone:  a blues shuffle version of "Jingle Bells", fun Christmas rockabilly, sad Christmas blues, Santa humour with a light calypso feel, and an instrumental version of "What Child Is This". 

(Album trivia:  Dusty wrote “Deep Winter Blues” while living in central Alberta, Canada - and no wonder!)


"A Dusty Christmas" album produced, manufactured, and distributed by Dustwood Media.  Traditional songs "What Child Is This", "Jingle Bells", and "Silent Night" arranged, performed and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods; arrangements ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  All other songs written, arranged, performed, and recorded by R.J. "Dusty" Woods; ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, al rights reserved.  All graphics and this compilation ©2023 Jeri-Lynn Woods, all rights reserved.  Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.  Made in Canada.


Ordering Information


All albums and tracks are downloadable through links to Dusty's Bandcamp store.  You'll find full details on the Ordering Information page.
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Album cover for The Sound Of Lonesome.
Album cover for Too Old To Boogie.
Album cover for Straight Up.
Album cover for Patchwork.
Album cover for Tele-Pickin' Bandit.
Album cover for Honky-Tonk Days.
Album cover for A Dusty Christmas.
Dusty's country music SOUNDS like country music!  Dusty's country offers a traditional country sound with an outlaw flavour and touches of rockabilly,
blues and 50s rock.  
Dusty speaks:
Do you miss hearing George Jones, Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings on the radio?  You are not alone! 
I've been a country singer/songwriter for more years than I care to admit to.  I've sung in honky-tonks and little bitty halls mostly all over North
America.  I sing country.
Real country. Now, with the internet it's possible for people who love the real thing to get together and for guys like me to finally reach all the
listeners out there with some of my own songs.  I promise that they're as country as apple pie (or cow pies).  The songs I've written tell about the
things that made country what it used to be - hearbreak, drinking and even the good times.  Mostly, they're about my life.
They're real.
By the way, you don't have to be my age to enjoy and love country.  You don't have to be from any particular place.  A real country song can reach
anybody.  I know.  I've played to audiences that included everyone from little kids to folks even older than me (hard to believe, ain't it?).  I've had
songs played on the radio in Europe and been featured on websites in Japan.  Country is about as universal as breathing. 

Seasoned by his years of playing bar-band music, Dusty's original country songs have their roots in his early influences, which included Hank Williams,
Waylon Jennings, Lefty Frizzell, and Buddy Holly.

Dusty's Country Music Albums


Dusty's country music albums offer classic country guitar twang from Dusty's Telecaster, "Gypsy", a bass line that adds more than just a steady beat, and
solid, original country lyrics.  As a songwriter, Dusty was a master of the "hook" and knew how to tell a story - which is the essence of real country.  A DIY
musician, Dusty wrote, recorded, and published all of his own country albums.

Dusty speaks:
Somebody once asked me, "Do you think real country music will ever be a big craze again?"  My honest reply was, "Lord I hope not!"  I know that
sounds opposite to what I'm supposed to think, but let me explain….
We survived (barely) that whole Urban Cowboy thing years ago but it was a near thing.  If you're old enough to remember that whole time period
you, like me, may still have nightmares about lawyers and doctors wearing boots and jeans, yelling "Yee haw" and (shudder) line dancing. 
That whole era started innocently enough but lead to a drastic watering down of country music.  While I like and respect people like Carol
Channing, I have no desire to ever hear her singing a quasi-country song. again. 
When any musical genre becomes trendy everyone jumps on the bandwagon with, at best, humorous results.   I'd much rather keep real country
(and honky-tonk, blues etc.) something that only those who truly love it listen to or play.  
Now, I can hear you from here saying, "But isn't that elitism?  Why exclude people?  Bigger crowds mean more money".  Let me put it this way… I'd
rather play all night for 20 happy, dancing honky-tonkers than play an hour for a bunch of trendies who're just there because it's the "in" thing - even
if playing for the trendies meant more money.  Guess I'm just getting kind of crotchety in my old age.

Most of the songs on Dusty's country albums are originals - but you'll hear definite overtones of artists like Ray Price, Waylon Jennings, Faron Young,
Willie Nelson, and even B.B. King.