Saturday, December 30, 2006

2nd International Blues Festival Flims, Switzerland

[foto by renate ali]

We just got back from the 2nd international blues festival in Flims- where we did 2 nights. we did a combination of some of my original songs, some new orleans music and some blues standards, as it was a blues, rhythm & blues festival.

the first night, i/we exchanged sets with the ANDY EGERT BAND. andy egert is, for me, is the best swiss blues artist - he knows the music, knows where it comes from, pays hommage to it, and he knows what he is doing! most important: he feels it from his SOUL, and plays it from his heart.... and plays it right!

the 2nd night [tonight] we played we did our set, which kicked boo-tay! we left the stage with a tribute to JAMES BROWN! THE GODFATHER OF SOUL... and one of the greatest influences of my musical life. not blues ... but all r&b, funk, soul is blues influenced.

James Brown created funk! i grew up to work with some of his backing band: bootsy collins, catfish collins, fred wesley and maceo parker [through my work with pfunk] R.I.P., JB! the funk will live on.

huge thanks to kelvin, hani, and sebi for playing great and supporting me---and to jacqueline trachsel for "taking care of business!"

Friday, December 08, 2006

doug duffey band- tipitina's- new orleans

the show @ tipitina's [november 30th] was great fun- and broadcast live globally online.
amanda walker played first, followed by big daddy O.
i did four solo songs, followed by a 45 minute set [of songs from my various cds] with the band. afterward an "all out" jam ensued.

due to blog space there isnt much room for all the fotos taken at the show. here's the best stage shot i got of me and the band in action during our set.

foto: tommy miller, guitar; john brown, drums; doug duffey, vocal-keyboard; doug johnson, bass.
unfortunately john autin was just behind tommy on keys- and not seen in the he gets a solo shot below: