About the last show of 2018…

Which was last night at Nick’s, and which featured a decent crowd, and included a rare poetic cover of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Christ Came Down” backed with bop stylings by O-D and Faro; Faro and Chris doing up “Carol Of the Bells” on bass (all the parts, all the time!); Capri Lanning-Cafaro jumping in on vocals for covers of “Stairway to Heaven” and “Immigrant Song” by audience request (for indeed, we contain multitudes); and Tony doing the usual mix of mayhem and improvised poetry that passes for high art.

Apologies to the couple who wanted us to do “either .38 Special or the Cars.”  We’re working on it. Not really, but hey…it’s the thought that counts.

2018 was a good year for the band — a live album out (have you bought or streamed it yet?) and 20+ gigs out there in the books.  Here’s to more and more of you seeing them.

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good time…

Last night at Nick’s…

We played a long pair of sets last night at our Sunday night residency…did the entire new album in the first set, and then did a lot of perennial favorites and a couple of improvisations in the second set.  Even repeated “Conspiracy” for a couple of guys who came in late…

Chris Lawton was unable to join us on Sunday (thanks, work!) but we were ably assisted by the guitar of Mark Jodice of Bring Back Pluto for the night, bringing that jazz/fusion thing on his red Strat.

You too can sample the madness!  Go listen to “Duende Project Live at AS220” on your streaming service of choice or pick up the album for download at Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, you name it…

Check out a review and link here!

See you on December 2!


We’ll be playing Nick’s tonight after the Listen reading (with Jackie Morrill as a feature). That’s at 7.

We go on after that, around 9 or so. We just released a live album to all the usual streaming and sales services, and there will be a LIMITED number of CDs of it there at Nick’s tonight — special bonus studio track included. (Hint: It might be something about the President.)

Come down and hear us roar! Nick’s, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA.

Album Review here…

Review of the live album is up!!!

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.

News of the new…including NEW ALBUM!!!

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!

What we’ve been up to:

It’s been a very busy period for the band.  September saw us doing a gig almost every weekend, including a successful set at Worcester’s biggest festival of the arts, stART on the Street; opening weekend for a very cool new coffeehouse up in Fitchburg (check out Strong Style Coffee if you’re up there); and our regular gigs at Nick’s on alternating Sunday nights.

We’ll be back at Nick’s on the 21st of October, and every other Sunday after that.  We tend to play the sets fairly loose and filled with improvisation by all, so come on down and have a little fun.

In recording news, we’re working on some new stuff and a couple of special projects…and we’ll be sharing some of that over the next week or so.

Keep checking in for more info as the time goes by…!