Dumptruck Butterlips


  • Categories: Bluegrass
  • Event posted: Aug. 22, 2011
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

Dumptruck Butterlips was formed in the summer of 2010. The band took off immediately playing shows and festivals across the Midwest. On guitar and lead vocals is Chad Smith, AKA “Dumptruck” and “Mr. Mustard”, on piano, accordion, and vocals is Ashley Zeigenbein, AKA “Butterlips” and “Ziggy”, on washboard and vocals is Sarah Dettmer, AKA “Surka Noelle”, and on stand up bass is Megan Hartman. Dumptruck and Butterlips found each other during their brief involvement in a traveling road show of drunken clowns. When the speaker machine crashed, they ran for the hills of Kansas, picking up along the way Surka and Megan. They all realized they shared a greater vision of spreading love and positivity through music, and this has since been their mission. Dumptruck Butterlips has been dubbed with a new genre, “bedroom bluegrass”. The style of their music pleases everyone from the young to the old, with styles including bluegrass, folk, soul and everything in between. Their lyrics make people laugh, cry, and feel all silly in their pants, all at once. Not only is Dumptruck Butterlips a band, but they’ve also been known to include circus sideshow acts in their shows. A DTBL show is always sure to please.


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