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WHO IS EZ BLUEZ?
A beard and a set of glasses that's who!
He is the voice of truth and pain with a sense of humor and a bit of righteous anger. Well let me explain.
In 1978 Dustin Sclafani was born in Port Jefferson New York, St Charles Hospital (yes he still gets a birthday card from there.). The product of a single parent household he had the opportunity to grow up with his mother who at only 20 was struggling herself to find the definition of self. But lucky for Dustin his mother raised him on music. Surrounded by Janis, Deep Purple, Logans and Messina, and CSNY his mother began teaching him the art of harmony. I guess she thought it was only right after naming him after the Kansas song Dust In the Wind. Yup poor little guy was doomed. Well years past and music changed elementary school brought the Beastie Boys and Run DMC into his ever-broadening scope of art.
Then in 9th grade two defining moments exploded Dustin's world, the loss of his Grandfather, the only in flesh male role model he ever had and the introduction i to the world of poetry. Classroom time and notebook space began being flooded with word after word broken thought after broken thought and fragile cry after fragile cry. Well of course we all know where this goes...."Mom I think I want a guitar." Echoed thru his moms ears and she gifted him her old nylon string from back in her I wanna be Joan Baez days. Then she got her friend to teach the teenager guitar. After week one his new teacher realized that conventional lessons were not gonna work because instead of the assigned homework of pentatonic scales and the classic Locomotion the teenager wrote his first song a lamenting pop ballad about being the one just left of being in love. Yep, the kid invented the friend zone,
Ok maybe not invented it but he put it into song and performed it at his High Schools Senior Variety show. This led to a hardcore stint in the never thriving coffee house circuit with the always loud and different Alt Folk Allstars because much like in real life Dustin's music was much like himself very real and not very pretty. Bands like Little Johnny followed then he tried his hand at fronting prog metal band Times Hand but once again the square peg just could not fit the round hole. Then he found Long Island Super Group The Suck It Easy Band and his musical guru Tim Easy. Pushing artistic boundaries thru improv and 50 60 70s covers Dustin began to find himself and his home on stage. After failing at the normal life and marriage and the loss of his mother Dustin left music entirely and joined the Army. This is where Ez was born. Everything that was too hard for Dustin to do, anytime the drill sergeants were too loud, when the letters from home stopped coming, and Dustin wanted to give up Ez took over. He became everything Dustin was just too scared and beaten down too become.
After leaving the military to take custody of his twin sons Ez packed up and moved to New Haven that is where he got the hunger to be himself and take back the stage. This is also where he met label owner and good friend Alon Gordon and together they decided to take a sand blaster to those round holes and crave out a place for the square pegs of the world. On that journey Ez hooked up with Philly hip hop star Nicky Scarz and Nicky brought him into the wrestling Podcast The Mat Game with Harlem hip hop legend to be Mack Wyatt. Then Ez become part of Nickys other podcast 2 Darbarians and a Long Islander proving Shakespeare to be right,
"TO THINE OWNSELF BE TRUE"