DUSTIN THOMAS // SPARE CHANGE TRIO
w/ Samia Shalabi & Trill LeBeau
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter DUSTIN THOMAS is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.
“…a powerful singer songwriter in the midst of a massive empowerment movement.” – Huffington Post
“His uniqueness defies labels. If you need comparisons, he’s a conduit for something spiritual and real, the way that the great Bob Marley was (and still is) or the way real issues were sung by, say, Tracy Chapman, whose stirring voice, by the way, seems to be echoing in Dustin” – Big Island Weekly
Milwaukee’s own SPARE CHANGE TRIO, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian Yidaki (didgeridoo) into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.
Uprooted from Galveston, Texas, TRILL LEBEAU is riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folky sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet... or just get up and lay the boogie down!