Dusty Miller

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A mixolydian

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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Recording on the album Benny Thomasson: Legendary Texas Fiddler


A friend of mine once quipped that Dusty Miller got better and better as it moved westward. Benny Thomasson’s version, presented here, is that same friend’s favorite version of this tune. (I prefer Eck Robertson’s version myself.) Note the descending triplet run for the ending, which was one of Thomasson’s hallmarks.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dusty Miller

Texas Fiddle

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