Dusty Wright

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Wright at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Born Mark J. Petracca
(1957-07-02) July 2, 1957 (age 57)
Occupation Musician, producer, writer, editor

Dusty Wright (born Mark J. Petracca on July 2, 1957) is an American musician,[1] producer, and writer who co-founded the audio podcasting and video webcasting online pop culture magazine CultureCatch.com in August 2005,[2] which features his interview series The Dusty Wright Show.[3][4] Interviews from the show were among the very first video and audio podcasts featured at iTunes[5] with such guests as Ron Howard, Gore Vidal, Jim Marshall, Budd Hopkins, and CultureCatch.com board advisor David Lynch[6]

Wright is a former editor-in-chief of Creem and Prince's New Power Generation.[7] The Dusty Wright screenplay The Gentleman Bandit was screened at the AFM and Malibu Film Festivals in 2000 and Wright served as music consultant for the 2004 Johnny Depp movie 'Secret Window.

Dusty was producer on the 2005 documentary Wildwood Days and on the 2008 documentary Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio. Wright was co-head writer on Cee Lo Green's show Talking To Strangers on Fuse.tv.[8]

As a singer/songwriter Dusty contributed the song "Speed of Life" for contemporary American artist Ron English on his compilation English 101,[9][10] and recorded "Ramble On" for the Led Zeppelin tribute "The Song Retains The Name, Volume 2 (Safehouse Records)[11] as well as a track for "Baseball (America's Game)" on Nolan Ryan: A Musical Tribute.[12] Wright's song "I'm Still In Love (w/You)" is featured in David Koepp’s 2008 film Ghost Town and the video for Secret Window from his 2011 album If We Never... was awarded "Best Music Video" at the 2011 Los Angeles Film & Script Festival.[13] Wright's song "Swirl" was featured on BBC Radio; 6 Music'[14] by music critic Rob Hughes and former member of rock group The Fall, and renown British DJ, Marc Riley.[15] If We Never... received three stars from Hughes in his Americana Roundup column in the September 2011 issue of Uncut magazine.[16]

Wright hosts the twice-weekly online radio show Dusty Wright's Dusty Roads on the website of Transcendental Music,[17] a charity music label founded by filmmaker David Lynch.[18]

He is a contributor to The Huffington Post.[19]


  • Dusty Wright (1997)
  • dust! (2000)
  • GIANTfingers (2002)
  • Elevened (2004)
  • Ghost Town EP (2008)
  • If We Never...(2011)


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