Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

special request

i didn't see this until today. last night at my enoch's show, someone had written their request for "new orleans rain" on a 20$. "this makes it a 'special request", as i used to say when i worked on bourbon street. now the song title gets circulated![c]2008 doug duffey

Thursday, November 27, 2008

doug duffey- royal street- new orleans- november 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Friday, November 14, 2008



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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

frenchmen street, new orleans

self portrait- frenchmen street- new orleans- september 25, 2008

a shot of me "back in the hood" [faubourg marigny, new orleans] and back on frenchmen street, where i used to live in the 1970s/1980s
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

gustav fotos

our power was out for 3 days- the phone lines still are not up and running... and this is what i found when i came back home today! one of my OVER 100 year old oaks destroyed! at least, thank god, the house is okay.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008


here we go again- Hurricane Gustav at the time of the Katrina anniversary- and Ms. Palin as a limp d--k attempt by McCain to try and get Hillary's voters!

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Friday, August 29, 2008

new uploads at myspace

i uploaded some of my solo tunes to myspace- since i am doing a solo show tonight- and because i'm trying to diversify the music on the site. solo/band, etc but with only 6 songs... not easy to do. might add a tune from "Changin' Times" - since the whole "Rectified Spirit" cd is already on the page.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

art versus life

image is everything- or so they say. but it is also not easy being a multifaceted artists -musician, visual artist, photographer, poet, etc.- to fin/have a "one size fits all" image.
the reason for this rant is; someone emailed me asking why i posted some of the images i did!

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blur 8.28.08

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

À la recherche du temps perdu

section of my london transit card- 1987
on the day of my jazz fest performance 1990- new orleans

moscow 1991
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Friday, August 22, 2008

foto nouveau- 8.23.2008
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

life is a cabaret

The response to my last 'one man show' -of ONLY all original material- was such that I will be doing it again at Enoch's, august 29th. I’ll be doing songs from my 2 solo cds [released this year]: cabaret vieux carre and louisiana [click to hear clips- or to download or buy the songs or cds]

I’ve always had a great love of the lyrics and music of Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill and old German cabaret/theatre music -songs with biting social comment and political satire- and... of course, the torchy ballads. I’ve certainly been inspired and influenced by those styles, and often write a lot of theatrical/dramatic material that doesn't really translate to band - but generally only works solo. i dont get the chance to do these too often.

I’ll be doing my original songs- in all their various genres-which tend to make the show come off like New Orleans meets Berlin [where i worked quite a while]- but that's not a bad thing!

a friend once sent me a card which read, "Life is NOT a cabaret... it's a f---ing circus!"

[c]2008 doug duffey

Sunday, June 22, 2008

enoch's- july 12, 2008

i'll be doing my SOLO thang at enoch's tonight- July 12, 2008... the last time i played there was WILD [the fotos are from that night] ... hopefully this time will be, too. last time people danced the whole last set- which became one very long medley of soul stuff... and craziness! i'll be doing my mix of originals, louisiana/new orleans music, memphis soul, delta blues... and whatever comes into my head! come on down! it usually gets kinda rowdy when i play!

fotos courtesy of molly pealer
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Monday, June 09, 2008

post gig fotos- switzerland

above:blurry dd onstage 5.2008

left to right; kelvin bullen [guitar]; hani ali [drums]; doug duffey [vocal/piano]; sebi niessner [bass]

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

shots from switzerland- may 2008

michael rasbury and DD at the zurich airport- may 15th, 2008. the sessions were over and michael was headed back to the states.

hani and sebi - shot at the MIA- switzerland- may 2008

kelvin at the MIA - switzerland- may 2008

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Friday, May 23, 2008

shots from MIA 2 [may 22, 2008]

below: kelvin and hanisebi, lotti and mirjam shots of the set up yesterday... of and from the stage
below: stage crew: andre' and adrian
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

shots from the mia

some shots from the mia where we have been performing this week. below:
  1. entrance
  2. inside where we're performing
  3. boris and friends
  4. dd with friends from Biel
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

from solothurner zeitung

an announcemnt in the solothurner zeitung- from friend silvia rietz- that i am appearing at the MIA

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switzerland -may 20-2008

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Monday, May 19, 2008

shots from the MIA

(Foto:Paul-Georg Meister)
a shot of me and Sebi - live at the MIA Expo in Grenchen, Switzerland- May 17th, 2008.

and a shot of Hani, which i shot during sound check.
this is from the trio gig

to read the press about the show [in German] click here

[c]2008 doug duffey

Monday, May 12, 2008

the tracks are done!

the tracks are done! we recorded 14 songs in about 3+ days... we did everything LIVE including the vocals and solos, etc. we did NO instrument overdubs at all except for adding some tambourine, here and there.
now, we are cleaning up and editing some things... but all in all "what you see/hear is what you get" ... the band playing as the band!

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Friday, May 09, 2008

more session fotos

the BLUES sessions are on! we've been knocking the stuff out and have gotten some great stuff. we've gotten maybe 9 cuts in 4 days time- and are hoping to get about 4 or five more in the next 3 days, then quit - choose maybe 12 tunes-and then begin getting some rough mixes. Michael flies back to Virginia, and will do the mixing and mastering there. i'll be posting some snippets of raw video- on youtube and myspace- from the sessions.

sebi and kelvin

michael and jacqueline





sebi and kelvin
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shots from the sessions

we arrived in zurich may 6 and decided [rather than waste a day on jet lag] to begin the set up and the recordings. we've recorded every day this week, except today; but Michael has done some rough mixes and fixes. we begin again tomorrow, and go until may 14th.
these are some shots from set up May 6, 2008 before we began recording...
from top to bottom:
kelvin bullen:guitar
hani ali: drums
sebi niessner: bass
michael rasbury: engineer extraordinaire and mix master supreme
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

new blues you can use

I’ve been working every chance I could get on new blues songs for the upcoming cd. I’ve written 13 new songs in the past 2 weeks… and think I am done! I think I wrote some good stuff. When writing, I went way back in the day; way old school; way back to the roots… and my musical roots. I’m going for a Howlin” Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed feel and sound. Believe it or not, those were the artists my parents partied to when I was little; when they had “house parties” [literally] back in the 1950s.

I wrote a few boogie type songs just because I like them, but don’t normally do them… boogie [not boogie-woogie] is more of a guitar thing; not a piano thing.

I’ve written and recorded everything- made rough demos- and uploaded the material to the band. As soon as I get to Switzerland we will start rehearsing this new material, jamming it out, and begin recording it. We’ll be done with the recordings by May 15th, but Michael will be mixing and mastering everything in Virginia.

I’m hoping the final product will be ready this summer. Stay tuned!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

new blues cd in the works

Voila! a "doug duffey international soul band" BLUES cd is in the works. we've been performing together for several years and it is time to do a cd! time to "kick it up a notch!"
i'm currently going through my archives of original blues music and writing some new songs for the cd. i might even throw in one or two public domain/traditional songs.
we'll begin recording in Switzerland in May with Michael Rasbury at the helm. Michael recorded, mixed and mastered "Changin Times"*. I'm going to use the same M.O. as I did for CT*- setting up in a big room, recording LIVE [as opposed to going into a studio] which will give us more freedom; we can come and go as we like, record when we like, etc.
i just saw a great VH1 'classic album' show on "The Band", who recorded the same way in the 60s/70s... which [along with past experience] only reinforced my vision that this is the way to go. we also plan to video/document a lot of the sessions.
i've also been watching some incredible videos of Howlin Wolf on youtube, recorded live in what looks like a bar- which has the feel i want: relaxed, laid back...REAL.
as of yet there is no working title... but... i will add more info as i know it.
[c]2008 doug duffey

Thursday, April 03, 2008

death and taxes

they say there are only 2 sure things in life: death and taxes. i am dealing with the latter and not liking it, as usual.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

nouveau fotos

writing in my journal- new orleans - march 9, 2008

lunch at middendorf's- manchac, louisiana- march 9, 2008
[with venetian blind stripes across my face]

self portrait- polaroid-w/new summer hair crop- louisiana march 2008

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