Nick’s, starlite, and more…

Played two sets of fun stuff last night at Nick’s to an appreciative crowd, some of whom hadn’t seen us before and came away as fans. Yay! We also recorded the sets; not sure what will come out of it, but stay tuned; if anything does, you will be the first to know.

Doing it all again at starlite in Southbridge this coming Saturday night, October 19th. Hope to see some of you there!

the return to starlite is complete…

Last night, we played three full big sets to a good sized and appreciative crowd of folks out at starlite in Southbridge — our first time back in over a year to this treasure of a venue.

Pulled out some oldies from the back pages, also covered “Working Class Hero” and “Triad” (as well as a freshly slaughtered version of “Free Bird” for the one guy who HAD to yell for it). It was heartening to have people want to talk about the WORDS OF THE POEMS as well as the music…like, they were, you know, listening…

We even freestyled/improvised two full pieces last night as well.

Here is the thing…We have hours and hours’ worth of original music, poems set to good and intense jazz-funk-punk-rock by incredible musicians. We bring it every time. We walk out on stage with the determination to deliver the goods every time.

As we are sure is true with most local bands, it can get tiring and demoralizing to play to empty rooms and see sales and streams growing only in tiny increments. It feels like giving up is the only course of right action.

But then, you get a night like last night and know there are people out there who like what we do.

We’ll be back at starlite on October 19th, and at our usual Sunday night residency at Nick’s in Worcester the day after tomorrow on September 15th. Hope to see you there….

Items worthy of note…or something like that…

  1. We’ll be back at Nick’s on Sunday with an unusual show — just Tony on vocals and guitar with Chris O-D on the electronic drums. Might be a new track, certainly some improvisations, and some overall weirdness. Definitely worth your attendance if you’re around. Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA. 8:30 or so, right after the Listen! poetry series.
  2. Coming up on September 12, the whole band returns to starlite in Southbridge for a full night of music and poetry. 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge MA, 8:30 or 9 or so.
  3. We’ve noticed a BIG jump of late in our streaming and digital download figures, and if you haven’t been part of that yet, you should. Two full albums (“Live at AS220” and the reissued “Americanized”) and several singles are right out there for you to add to your most eclectic playlists. And of course, many thanks to all of you who have been a part of it.

    See you soon!

    T, S, C, and C

RAICES, RUUNE, and more…

Last month, we posted this:

“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 so it was. Excellent night seeing old friends and hearing some of the songs that we haven’t heard since Greg moved away. Our thanks to Greg and Milo from Eye Witness for a good night.

Come catch us tonight, August 18th, at our usual gig at Nick’s!

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.

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