A duo whose harmonies could soothe the most restless soul”

— The Current, Minnesota Public Radio


Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.


Dusty Heart combines great songs with lucid harmony and stunning musical talent”

— Dave Simonett, Trampled By Turtles

Barbara Jean and Molly Dean of Dusty Heart have that rural campfire chemistry that can make you lose all tension in your jaw”

— City Pages Minneapolis

A pairing of two of the most talented women in the entire Minnesota Music scene”

Rich Larson, SouthernMinn Scene

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