The Dusty 45s, Miller & Sasser
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:45 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Dusty 45s
Seattle's Dusty 45s have a reputation for firing up the crowd. They deliver their rockin', high-
energy music at just the right throttle to keep fans on their feet, begging for more. Over the
years, the group has devoured styles ranging from twang country, jump blues, surf, and pure
rock & roll, mixed-in elements from influences such as Dixieland and jazz, and now serve-it-up
as a sizzling sound all their own. With two wailing electric guitars, a slappin' upright bass and
some guaranteed knock-down drumming, they take it to 11 with a blazing trumpet.
Singer/songwriter front man, Billy Joe Huels leads the band with an engaging, charismatic
stage presence, a rippin' guitar, and a trumpet which serves as an extension of himself. By
the end of the show, the trumpet ends up on fire, literally. His original songs are delivered
with panache by Seattle's finest roots-rock wrecking crew. The quartet was recently tapped
to back 'The Queen of Rockabilly" and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Wanda Jackson in
support of her blazing, Jack White-produced record. They continue to tour with Ms. Jackson,
who with the Dusty 45s, recently opened for Grammy winner, Adele, on her sold out US tour.
The Dusty 45s have been thrilling crowds for over a decade. The readers of the Seattle Weekly
voted them "Best of Seattle" 3 years in a row. In 2007 Huels enchanted the theater crowd,
starring as Buddy Holly in Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater's production of "The Buddy Holly
With a deep discography, thousands of miles on the tour van odometer, and a committed fan
base in the western US and Europe, the Dusty 45s are a professional, talented band with a
creative fire that burns bright.
Billy Joe Huels - Trumpet/guitar/lead vocals
Jerry Battista - Lead guitar/vocals
Kelly Van Camp - Drums, harmonica, vocals.
Jeff Gray - Upright Bass, vocals
Miller & Sasser
Miller & Sasser are singer/songwriters who have been performing their brand of roots/country/americana for audiences all over the country. James Sasser, an Oregon native, born and raised in the eastern part of the state has produced three solo recordings with songs featured in films and tv before meeting Chris Miller. Miller has been working as a sideman, touring and recording for such acts as Wayne Hancock ,Dale Watson,Asleep at the Wheel, Bill Kirchen,Marshall Crenshaw, Marcia Ball , Dave Alvin and Kelly Willis. The two formed Miller & Sasser in 2008 and are currently finishing their debut album. Featuring tight vocal harmonies, original songs mixed with classics and some twangy telecaster guitar playing, Miller & Sasser bring a fresh sound to country/americana.
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