Dusty Ravens formed in 2012 with Andy Meehan and Maggie Raven combining their near obsession with Mexico and brass to form a duo with the varied instrumentation of nylon string guitar, tenor horn, french horn, mellophone and lot’s of vocal harmonies.
Trumpet, double bass and drums were added to the line-up and the band released the debut album - Stories of Love and Death, through Laughing Outlaw Records in 2014.
Dusty Ravens are influenced by storytelling in songs, including folkloric traditions that are particularly prevalent in Mexico - love, tragedy, redemption, adversity, revolutionaries an outlaws all make and appearance in songs. The band's live show and new songs have developed to include a sixth band member and multi-instrumentalist that plays second trumpet, mellodium, and percussion.
Late in 2015 the band started recording their second album, due for release in mid 2016.