Nothing Has Changed

by Dustup

Released 2018
Released 2018
Despite continued mass shootings in the US nothing is being done about improving gun control.
NOTES
We add our voices to those of students across the country asking for meaningful measures to be taken to limit future gun violence.

Crazy Horse

by Dustup

Released 2016
Released 2016
This song relates the history of Crazy Horse and the Lakota Sioux to the current dispute over the Dakota Access Pipeline at Cannon Ball, ND.

Proceeds from downloads will be donated to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe DAPL Donation Fund
NOTES
DustUp is the musical collaboration of Hank Fridell and Jeff Sweet. Hank and Jeff played music together during their college days in California, after which Hank moved to the Black Hills while Jeff settled near Monterey Bay. Over the next few decades Hank honed his bluegrass skills while Jeff's music tended toward the California sound. Now reunited, their influences are nicely blended in Crazy Horse, Dustup's initial release.

Leave It in the Ground

by Dustup

Released 2017
Released 2017
This song voices our support for shifting energy reliance from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources.
NOTES
DustUp is the musical collaboration of Hank Fridell and Jeff Sweet. Hank and Jeff played music together during their college days in California, after which Hank moved to the Black Hills while Jeff settled near Monterey Bay. Over the next few decades Hank honed his bluegrass skills while Jeff's music tended toward the California sound. Now reunited, their influences are nicely blended in Leave It In The Ground, Dustup's second single.

Driverless Car

by Dustup

Released 2017
Released 2017
"Driverless Car” attempts to explore the question of how mankind adapts to technology that evolves faster than those of us who are napping can keep up.
NOTES
DustUp is the musical collaboration of Hank Fridell and Jeff Sweet. Hank and Jeff played music together during their college days in California, after which Hank moved to the Black Hills while Jeff settled near Monterey Bay. Over the next few decades Hank honed his bluegrass skills while Jeff's music tended toward the California sound.

In Driverless Car, DustUp takes a break from politics and focuses on the funny bone.

Wireless World

by Dustup

Released 2017
Released 2017
Having a little fun with our culture's use of technology.
NOTES
Wireless World is a musical commentary on the ubiquitous use of wireless technology.

Witness

by Dustup

Released 2018
Released 2018
Inspired by observing the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017
NOTES
After viewing the August 2017 total solar eclipse (Hank at Carhenge in Nebraska, Jeff in Oregon) we just HAD to write a song about the experience!

Loved by You

by Dustup

Released 2018
Released 2018
Just a pure & simple love song, but we still managed to include the banjo!
NOTES
DustUp is the musical collaboration of Hank Fridell and Jeff Sweet. Hank and Jeff played music together during their college days in California, after which Hank moved to the Black Hills while Jeff settled near Monterey Bay. Over the next few decades Hank honed his bluegrass skills while Jeff's music tended toward the California sound.

Hank and his wife Marianne were recently awarded the Steve Thorpe Award, for creating and performing quality music in the …
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It Ain't Like Being Free

by Dustup

Released 2018
Released 2018
A blues/rock tune inspired by wild dogs.
NOTES
Hank got the idea several years ago when he was driving around the Reservation during different times of the year, seeing all the wild dogs running in packs.

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