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Dustin McKaime

Originating from the midwest, Dustin McKamie is an American singer/songwriter who has made a living as an artist in the Los Angeles area. Most notably, Dustin's visual effects artistry can be seen on hit TV shows like HBO's Game of Thrones, Westworld, and AMC's The Walking Dead (to name a few). When he's not busy making dragons fly and killing zombies, he is writing and recording music.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

indie, heartfelt, acquired taste?? Maybe like an obscure bourbon or scotch.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

I like being able to express myself at any time through a medium. It feels good to package a feeling up in that way.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Exciting and scary because you have no idea what will come out really. I look at is as an experimenting stage, so much easier to do from my home. Paying for it in a big studio is a different story.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

I do visual effects for film and tv. You know...I kill zombies, add explosions and stuff. Pretty epic thing to do behind a computer, I guess.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Lord Huron...the song The Night we Met gives me chills almost every time. Ben Schneider has a way with words. It really cuts to the core. Also, Phoebe Bridgers...she has a presence that is undeniably captivating.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Probably this one. California Noise. It's about losing sight of a relationship but gaining the awareness to find the love you had in the beginning. It's a crazy thing, love... ;)

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

I'm thinking of putting another song together but I've been traveling quite a bit. I'm sure as things slow down I'll be back at's a pattern I've seen myself repeat many times. Can't seem to shake the's just a part of me at this point.

Tell us where fans can access your music.




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