Thursday, May 25, 2006

sorry percy has cancelled

foto: doug duffey/may 13, 2006

i had just gotten home from europe and was experiencing my week of jet lag when i got the call.
percy sledge had cancelled his performance- at the 1st zydeco and blues festival in bastrop, louisiana- due to illness. i was asked to headline the festival in his place. when i arrvied this sign was at the entrance gate.

i did "when a man loves a woman" in his stead, which got a great response.

oddly, when i was inducted into the "louisiana hall of fame" percy was to be inducted for a lifetime achievement award, or something; he didnt appear then, either.

p.s. yes, they spelled my name wrong.

Friday, May 05, 2006

live in zurich

foto:Karin Boucke

these fotos were emailed today, from last night's show (the 18th international dixie and blues festival/ zurich). we are in all our funky glory! "the doug duffey international soul band" in action, onstage before 500+ very enthusiatic blues fans! we definitley rocked the house! thanks kelvin, hani, sebi, and carlos!

a big thanks to albi matter & georg tännler, jacqueline trachsel, allianz suisse, and all the sponsors and organizers for making it happen... thanks to tom and klaus (on sound and lights), and everyone who came and made the show such a success!

danke viel mal, merci beaucoup, grazie tanto Switzerland!

lotti lehmann & doug duffey- after the show- zurich.
foto: Karin Boucke

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

greetings from switzerland

i flew over to perform at the international dixie and blues festival-may 4th- in zurich. i'll be performing there with my 'international soul band': kelvin bullen, hani ali, sebi niessner, and carlos cort. we did a concert the day after i arrived and "the machine" is definitely pumping! we're ready to kick ass and take names!

although this is a blues gig, anyone who knows me knows that even my blues is funky; a by-product of having been born and raised in louisiana/the mississippi delta, no doubt- but then anyone who knows anything about the blues knows that today's blues ain't nothing but soul music... just listen to any southern blues radio station; it all sounds like memphis soul from the 60s & 70s.

i'll post fotos from the show, after i get back to louisiana next week. be sure to check for upcoming dates on my website under 'news'...