Dirty Gerund review

Thanks to all who came out to the Dirty Gerund at Ralph’s last night for the Duende Project takeover!  Faro and O-D took on the joyful task of backing the night’s poets on the open mic, while Tony waited his turn to jump in for the two short feature sets.

Set list last night?

Crumbs
Danger Zone (Threat Level Orange)
That Revolutionary Style (new piece, first time live with OD)
NYC Serenade
Snakes On A Plane
DIY
Trinity Tango
Funk 101

The night ended with Kyle Fleming jumping in on guitar to jam with the band and host Alex Charalambides getting his freestyle on during an extended jazz/funk session.

Good times…come to our next gig at Nick’s on August 4th!

Shows and new demo track!

Busy few weeks coming up for the band…

As always, we continue with our every-other-week Sunday night series at Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester; we’ll be there this Sunday, the 21st.  Kicking off after the Listen! reading, which runs from 7 to 8:30 or so.

The VERY next night, we’ll be back at work as both the house band and the feature act at the Dirty Gerund Ruckus and General Insanity at the venerable sister club of Nick’s, Ralph’s Diner and Rock Club at 148 Grove Street, Worcester.  Come down and try your own hand at doing your own poetry with the band, then stick around for two sets of the band’s patented original work.  Expect loud noises and politics.

On August 17th, we are one of the acts on a very special bill with the returning Worcester legend Greg McKillop, aka RUUNE.  Back from their new home out in the Pacific Northwest, ready to greet old fans and new.  Milo from Eye Witness will also be on the bill at the Raven, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester. $5 to $10 dollar sliding donation, with 50% of proceeds donated to RAICES . Good music, important cause.

And then on August 22nd…a triumphant return to starlite after over a year away! One of our home venues, we’re really looking forward to this one.  39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA.

In the meantime, we’ve been busy with the newest albums (the live album and the new re-release of “Americanized”) and other projects, like this new demo track that we’ve already performed live.  “That Revolutionary Style” uses a blues shuffle and the venerable talking blues tradition to toss a little sarcasm at social media activism as an end in itself, not wedded to action.  Check it out and don’t forget to stream and download all our stuff on all the usual digital outlets.

See you around….

A blast from the past…”Americanized”

When Steven and Tony  first formed as The Duende Project, it was to record the short suite “Jim’s Fall” as our first project. Hadn’t really planned on a longer term professional relationship, let alone turning it into a BAND.

That changed when we did “Americanized,” our first full concept album, produced by Chris Lawton. A group of 13 pieces reflecting on the notion of American identity from a number of angles, the work we did on that remains some of our strongest work, and we continue to work cuts from the album into our sets as full band pieces.

That 2008 album is now available on Spotify, and will be coming online on all the major sales and streaming services over the next few days.

Give it a listen, and see where we come from.

Past and future gig news…

This past Sunday we played a delightful full band gig at Nick’s in the company of roller derby athletes and company from all over NE and Canada who were having an after party after a regional tournament.  Good times, dancing, and more.  Come back anytime, folks!

We’ll be back for the usual merriment on the 23rd.

Tony will be performing SOLO (with a guitar and all that jazz) Friday night (June 14th) at Nick’s for a show of various acts performing their cover songs from an album called “It’s…Complicated.” Proceeds to benefit the Worcester Animal Rescue League.  You can get the album from Bandcamp HERE…and you should!

Remember, in August we will be returning for some dates back at our old home away from home in Southbridge, MA, the wonderful starlite.  More on that as the date approaches.  Hope to see you at a gig soon!

Of course, if you can’t get to see us, check us out on Spotify or Apple Music or Amazon Music where our newest single “Crumbs” and the live album “Live at AS220” continue to do well, and on all the various purchasing sites to get copies of our work.  We’ve added a couple of links below, but honestly we’re on everything from Tidal to Deezer, and you can hear us anywhere by checking for our name at your service of choice — for example…

The Duende Project on Spotify
The Duende Project on iTunes

If you’re interested in any of our older albums, there’s always the ol’ reliable Bandcamp site. 

Thanks for your support, folks.

Has it been close to two months…

…since we last posted here?  Damn…sorry about that.

Then again, there hasn’t been a lot to report.  We’ve continued our every-other-Sunday residency at Nick’s in Worcester, MA, delighting our small fan base there with the usual repertoire and occasional mad improvisational bits.

This Saturday, May 18th, we’ll be playing as part of a two day festival up in Fitchburg, MA with TONS of bands and solo performers.  We’ll be outdoors on top of a parking garage at 1:30 for one set, right near host venue Strong Style Coffee (which will also be hosting indoor acts) on 13 Cushing Street in the heart of downtown Fitchburg.  Great acts both Friday and Saturday.  Check out the full schedule here on Facebook.

And in August we will be returning for some dates back at our old home away from home in Southbridge, MA, the wonderful starlite.  More on that as the date approaches.

Hope to see you at a gig soon!

Of course, if you can’t get to see us, check us out on Spotify or Apple Music or Amazon Music where our newest single “Crumbs” and the live album “Live at AS220” continue to do well, and on all the various purchasing sites to get copies of our work.  We’ve added a couple of links below, but honestly we’re on everything from Tidal to Deezer, and you can hear us anywhere by checking for our name at your service of choice:

The Duende Project on Spotify
The Duende Project on iTunes

If you’re interested in any of our older albums, there’s always the ol’ reliable Bandcamp site. 

Thanks for your support, folks.

St. Patrick’s Day report…

Good times at the gig at Nick’s this past Sunday…we added a couple of standards from the Irish repertoire to the set — Tony broke out the acoustic for the evening, Faro did it up with the electric fiddle, and Lawton held down the mandolin seat on “Dirty Old Town” and “Whiskey In The Jar.”

We’ll be back in action at Nick’s on the 31st.

More dates to come!

Has it been a month??

So sorry for the long break — weather and various other things got in the way and we don’t have a lot of news to report.  Want to encourage everyone to get out and hit Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and the rest of those digital spaces and look us up, add us to your playlists, download some tracks, and get your dose of Duende Project.

Also, don’t forget that our first five albums are still available on Bandcamp.

Every other Sunday continues to be the home of live Duende Project shows down at Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street in Worcester, MA.  Come see us after the Listen Poetry reading and we’ll play for you from 9ish to 11:30ish.

Thanks for hanging in!

T