Three of us come from a state — Massachusetts — that recently legalized the use of recreational cannabis (we’ve had medical cannabis here for a while).  For many years, we’ve been performing an original piece live that discusses the life lessons we MIGHT have learned from being part of Stoner Nation in our youth.

We certainly don’t condone such use where it’s not legal (not us, no not us never ever), but since we’re able to be a little more open about discussing it now and we like to help folks out…we’ve finally recorded it.

This is an alternate take of the track; another version will be coming out soon on a benefit album to assist someone with some legal fees in an outrageous court battle over her use of medical cannabis.  More on that when the album’s available…until then, here’s our latest track,  “All I Know I Learned By Smoking Marijuana.”

Enjoy…and then pass it on.

Three quick thoughts:

Thanks to all who purchased merchandise from us or any other musicians on Bandcamp on Friday, February 3rd.  You helped make a significant donation to the ACLU in these difficult times.

Great gig on Saturday at Nick’s in Worcester, where we were on a bill with all sorts of terrific musicians and poets in honor of our friend Victor Infante’s birthday.  Hope to have a video from the gig up soon!

Keep an ear open — we’ve been doing some recording and will be sharing some new tracks really soon!

Details on all of these to follow…

Fundraiser Friday

On Friday, February 3rd, the independent music sales site Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their proceeds from the day’s sales to the American Civil Liberties Union to assist in the expensive legal battles they foresee engaging in over the next four years.

Anyone who has heard our stuff can guess where we stand on the current Administration’s policies.  We’re thrilled to be on Bandcamp and to support this.

Please give a thought to buying some of our tracks (or even all of them — there’s a discount deal for all five albums) and helping out.  Even if you don’t buy our stuff, Bandcamp has something for everyone and every musical taste — we’re sure you can find something you like.  Or…you could just donate or become a member of the ACLU…

Thanks in advance for your time.  Here are a couple of links for you:

Bandcamp’s statement on the fundraiser

Our Bandcamp site (or just use the tab on our home page here)

Last night at Starlite

…was another good night for the band, including several performances we’d either never done before as a four-piece (several selections from the “Americanized” album, which was a duo recording — done in deference to and as a comment on the election of…well, you know) or completely new pieces created on stage for the first time (“That Bo Diddley Beat” and “Frogs (Sprung),” an improvised piece over a funky beat).

We also broke out the cuatro and did “The Lives Of Artists” as a band piece — it had only been performed previously as a solo piece.  A little tribute to the fact that even if all the funding for the arts IS cut, we’ll all still be doing what we do.

If it seemed that last night felt a little more politically oriented than even our regular sets…well, it was.  We’re not an apolitical bunch of guys; far from it. Count on us to keep doing more in the future…like, maybe the next time we’re back at the starlite on February 23rd?  Yup.

Our next gig is in Worcester, MA, on February 4th at the intimate cabaret style environment of Nick’s.  More details on that fabulous line up next week…

Keep at it.  See you soon, and thanks for reading and listening.  We’ll be more attentive to this site in the future, we promise…

Hi, everyone!

For some reason, we’ve experienced a HUGE surge in the number of posts here over the last couple of days  — like, ten times the normal volume.

We’re not sure if everyone suddenly just NEEDS a little more Duende Project in their lives at the holidays, or if everyone just WANTS a little more Duende Project in their lives at the holidays.

Either way, glad to have you stop by.  Check things out, maybe listen to a track or watch a video, and if you feel so inclined grab a late Christmas present for someone with one of our albums.

Thanks, and have a great rest of the holiday season!