Sunday, May 22, 2011

Miss Molly's Music- Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio

This is the first of many posts I will be doing in the future to feature some of my favourite bands. First up is Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio

We have some amazing bands in Australia, and one of my favouites...actually make that my absolute favourite is Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio. A friend gave Sam a copy of one of their albums about 5 years ago...I can listen to both of their cd's back to back and not get sick of it. If you haven't heard them before, here is a clip of them playing at their local (Mustang Bar) for your viewing pleasure....

Graveyard Bound- Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio

Here is a bio about the band from their Facebook page...

"From the wild west... comes Rusty & the Dragstrip trio!

Forming in Perth, Western Australia, in 2001, this four piece rockabilly outfit geared itself towards a traditional 50s look and sound. With energetic live performances Rusty and the boys never fail to deliver the goods. You'll surely be boppin' and a-hollerin' for more.

These cats will take you back to the cool and dangerous sounds of the 1950s, playing songs from the vaults of the Sun Studio with early Elvis, to those rockabilly obscurities that you can't hear anywhere else. They will also pull back with spooky ballads and real gone blues. But this is not just a 50s cover band...

Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio have no shortage of originals, as proven on their debut album "Playing for you" recorded live at The Satellite Studio, Perth, W.A., and their second release, "I ain't ready" recorded live at Revolver Sound Studio, Perth, W.A., released on the "Wild Records" label, Hollywood, C.A. Due to popular world-wide demand, both CDs have been re-released in Australia, USA, and Europe. If you don’t have one ...get one and see what all the fuss is about!

Over the years, Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio have played at many incredible places across the world. Locally, The Mustang bar in Perth had Rusty and the boys playing every week from 2001 to 2007. The international Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival hosted the band on their main stage, twice (both times the band received raving reviews). In Las Angeles at many Wild Record Shows in L.A., the boys played alongside other great rockabilly acts. Back in Australia, the Wintersun Festival has hosted the boys a number of times, and Melbourne has also seen the Dragstrip Trio. They have done festivals all around their home town as well as played in many local bars and clubs.

They have had the pleasure of supporting Chris Isaak twice. Chris accidentally discovered the Dragstrip Trio when he walked past The Mustang Bar where they were playing at the time. He jumped on stage, jammed with the band, and invited Rusty to sing with him and his band at the Burswood Casino.

In 2007 the Dragstrip Trio took a break."

Rusty has now formed a new group- Rusty Pinto Combo. Their sound is a little different to that of the Drag Strip Trio, with more of a 40's blues influence, but still raw with high energy just the same. There is a split coming out this month, Press-Tone Rockabilly Vol. 4 with Rusty Pinto and Pat Capocci, which I can not wait to get my mitts on!

Lonesome- Rusty Pinto Combo

I am yet to see Rusty play, so I might just be (hopefully) making my way over to the Camperdown Cruise in Victoria to finally see him live!

x Molly


  1. I saw them at Ink N Iron in Long Beach last year...they are tops!

  2. Love the second vid :)