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….
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.
…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.
Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram just reviewed our new live album! Thanks for that! Go read it and then go buy it (iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.) or stream it on Spotify or any of the other fine services!
Review of the LIVE ALBUM!!!
We’re back at Nick’s in Worcester on Sunday night…and might just have some physical copies with a BONUS TRACK…! 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA. 9 or so to 11:30 or so.
Ok…lots to say.
We are continuing our run of alternating Sundays at Nick’s in Worcester. Sunday night is a tough night to do a gig, but it’s also a night to experiment and have some fun with the repertoire. We’ve created improvised pieces that will be and are showing up in our regular nights, and revising older pieces on the fly, as well as occasionally goofing around on covers of other work. If you’re around, you should come down. (124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA. 9 PM-11:30 PM or so, after the Listen poetry reading. Every other Sunday; next show, November 4th.)
Live performance is important to us, and we are proud to announce that you can get in on it by checking out OUR NEW ALBUM!!! “Live At AS220” is a 7-track album of our performance at Providence’s AS220 performance space back in May of 2018. We’re proud of it and think you’ll enjoy it.
We’re using a new distribution service which is putting our work in a lot more places. The new album is up on Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon already. Pandora and other sites will be up shortly as well. Can’t even name them all.
Go forth, then, and stream and purchase tracks! We’ll be making a limited number of CDs for sale at gigs as well. Thanks in advance for your support!