“Dustin Furlow quickly became a favorite of Acoustic Highway listeners. His songs reflect a deep connection between the performer and the listener- allowing for a true shared experience. Dustin is one of the emerging acoustic acts that is cementing Southeastern Virginia as a major player in Americana Music.”
— Barry Graham - NPR radio host of "Acoustic Highway"
Dustin Furlow is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist whose playing and songwriting reflect a clear influence of today's contemporary-folk artists. With comparisons to songwriters such as Ray LaMontagne and virtuoso guitar-players like Tommy Emmanuel, Furlow eventually carved out a sound that became easily distinguishable by it's marriage of complex guitar work and warm, home-spun lyrics. From the haunting melodies in "Evergreen" to the foot-tapping groove of "Cherokee Lake" Dustin is an ambassador of dynamic control on stage. In 2019 he played over 200 shows, many with Harp-guitarist and International Fingerstyle-Guitar Champion Matt Thomas.
In April 2021 Dustin was announced as the winner of Scottish luthier Taran Guitars' "Young Player Bursary" award.
In February 2017, he received the Veer Magazine Music Award for "Best Acoustic/Folk Artist" in the Southeastern Virginia area. That year he also recieved nominations for "Song of the Year" (The Garden), and "Album of the Year" (The Sound That You Call Home).
In 2016, Furlow released the full-length "The Sound That You Call Home", which has enjoyed airplay on NPR radio's "Acoustic Highway", "Hunter at Sunrise", and "Out of the Box" and recieved the title of "Album of the Year" by Barry Graham of NPR's "Acoustic Highway".
A year later Furlow went on to release the EP "Solo", which was a live-in-studio project recorded by Rob Ulsh at Master Sound Studios (Justin Timberlake, Depeche Mode, Gwen Stefani) in Virginia Beach. (2017)
Playing just over 244 shows in 2017, he is almost always engaged in recording, writing, or performing and is currently producing his third album, "Woodscapes" with Kim Person (Tommy Emmanuel, Stephen Bennett, Matt Thomas). - November 2018
“Dustin Furlow is developing a reputation as one of the best acoustic guitarists in Hampton Roads, and his disc "The Sound That You Call Home" does nothing to dissuade that notion.”
— Mike Holtzclaw - The Daily Press
“Incredible talent - playing every venue there is from NorVa to the smallest local cafes - the emerging acoustic talent in the area.”
— Veer Magazine 2014
“With the smooth vocal sound of Dave Matthews or Jack Johnson, Dustin’s fingerpicking style of guitar stands out in a world of flat-picked chords. His articulate, jangling guitar playing contrasts beautifully with his honeyed voice. Dustin’s music is folky yet elegant”
— Resound Magazine 2014
“Melodic, acoustic-guitar driven songs with lush textures nodding to the contemporary singer/songwriter genre. ”
— CDBaby, 2016