Our story...

   Based in the windswept Texas Panhandle, The DustJackets are a fluid combo of multi-instrumentalist Americana songwriters who blend elements of multiple genres into song-stories about change, magic, neon, high-mileage truck engines, dogs, pie, and more. Founding members Amy Coffman & Larry Martin, formerly bassist & lead guitarist of one of the Dallas area’s very first Americana bands, The Tone Deaf Cowboys, have played stages as iconic as Poor David’s Pub and Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, and opened for folks like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kevin Welch, and Chuck Pyle.

    Singer-songwriters in their own right, they decided that a move to the Texas High Plains called for a new project, and in 2010 began performing as the folk duo Everything That Rises.  ETR eventually played over 150 shows and completed four successful tours of the southwest, performing an eclectic mix of their own songs, and some covers by writers they admire.  Celeste Krenz had this to say about the duo: “The music Amy & Larry make is akin to a locomotive grooving down the track. The songs are moody and compelling while at the same time staying upbeat--bringing to mind Dire Straits. Nothing frantic in this music, just melodic and satisfying forward motion and great lyrics.”

     In 2014, Amy & Larry were joined by two highly-accomplished, longtime fixtures of the Amarillo music scene, Joe Quattlebaum (The Average Joes) on percussion/drums & mandolin, and Rick Faucett (Sadie's Rangers, The Groobees) on dobro and lap & pedal steel. These two great musicians also sing and write, making the newly renamed combo The DustJackets one of Amarillo's most promising original folk rock bands.  They enjoy few things more than sharing their brand of quirky, literate Americana with new listeners.