Duke Garwood Joining Mark Lanegan on tour

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood will be celebrating the release of his latest solo outing,Heavy Love, touring as opener for his friend and erstwhile collaborator (their Black Pudding album was a joint project and Duke contributed guitar to Lanegan’s Blues Funeral album); Garwood will be performing with a drummer and a second guitar player on this tour and siting in on Lanegan’s set. Duke promises: “Mood and scene permitting, I will be joining Mark for ‘I Am The Wolf .’ We hope to do it every night.” “I Am The Wolf” is the song Garwood wrote for Lanegan’s latest album Phantom Radio.

Truer to his muse than ever before, Garwood’s Heavy Love brilliantly explores this magical artist’s auteurist, cinematic vision. The album was self-produced by Garwood, recording at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck studio in Los Angeles with Alain Johannes (QOTSA) and Mark Lanegan mixing (Johannes also co-produced four tracks.  Heavy Love’s dark, mystical, erotic sounds draw from madman’s blues, desert slithers, and his characterisic spectral, past-midnight burr of a voice. Now signed to Heavenly Recordings, his new album is due for release on February 10. I’m hoping you’ll consider covering via feature or album review. Please let me know if you need the music. Here’s video of

 

Mark with Duke  performing “Mescalito” @ L’Alhambra Paris (15-11-2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBOaxHKYblc

 

The circumstances under which these recordings were made seem as unlikely and exotic as the music they produced. After opening for Mark Lanegan’s Soulsavers as a member of Steve Gullick’s band Tenebrous, Duke and Mark became friends, tour mates and finally collaborators on the Black Pudding album; Duke provided the hushed, dusky musical settings. The work on Black Pudding went so well they finished a day ahead of schedule and on that leftover day, Garwood entered Pink Duck alone, and began work on the tracks that would become Heavy Love, capturing this musician at his peak.

 

“When I was young and pretty, I could’ve become a star,” reflects Garwood. “Luckily, I didn’t have any inkling to. I didn’t know what I was doing; I wanted to play music the way I wanted it to be played. That probably saved my life”.  Instead he would embark upon the kind of character-building, detour-strewn route known only by the greatest artists and vagabonds. Along the way he formed deep connections with great musicians – from similarly quixotic souls like Lanegan, The Orb (adding guitar to “Perpetual Dawn”), and Josh T. Pearson – to distant legends Tinariwen and The Master Musicians Of Jajouka. Savages singer Jehnny Beth has also been a long-term admirer: “I met Duke at The Luminaire. He was playing sweet ballads with a tint of free-jazz; his voice was thin and full, like a Chet Baker turned into a midnight wolf. The first question was ‘who is this guy’?”  It’s her delicate vocals that appear on Heavy Love’s haunting title-track, which you can hear on the new video made by Garwood and famed rock photographer Steve Gullick; you can view here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrcCGjIX6Zo&feature=youtu.be

 

DUKE GARWOOD Dates, Opening for Mark Lanegan

 

16-Feb
Duke Garwood
Germany
Hamburg
Uebel & Gefahrlich (supporting Mark Lanegan)
17-Feb
Duke Garwood
Germany
Berlin
Postbahnhof (supporting Mark Lanegan)
18-Feb
Duke Garwood
Poland
Warsaw
Progresia (supporting Mark Lanegan)
19-Feb
Duke Garwood
Poland
Krakow
Fabryka (supporting Mark Lanegan)
20-Feb
Duke Garwood
Czech Republic
Prague
Lucerna Music Bar (supporting Mark Lanegan)
21-Feb
Duke Garwood
Germany
Munich
Freiheiz (supporting Mark Lanegan)
23-Feb
Duke Garwood
Hungary
Budapest
A38 (supporting Mark Lanegan)
24-Feb
Duke Garwood
Serbia
Belgrade
Dom Oladine (supporting Mark Lanegan)
25-Feb
Duke Garwood
Macedonia
Skopje
Mkc (supporting Mark Lanegan)
26-Feb
Duke Garwood
Montenegro
Kotor
Maximus (supporting Mark Lanegan)
27-Feb
Duke Garwood
Croatia
Zagreb
Lauba (supporting Mark Lanegan)
28-Feb
Duke Garwood
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Kino Siska (supporting Mark Lanegan)
01-Mar
Duke Garwood
Austria
Vienna
Scene Wien (supporting Mark Lanegan)
03-Mar
Duke Garwood
Italy
Bologna
Estragon Club (supporting Mark Lanegan)
04-Mar
Duke Garwood
Italy
Rome
Orion (supporting Mark Lanegan)
05-Mar
Duke Garwood
Italy
Milan
Alcatraz (supporting Mark Lanegan)
06-Mar
Duke Garwood
Switzerland
Zurich
Dynamo (supporting Mark Lanegan)
07-Mar
Duke Garwood
France
Paris
L’alhambra (supporting Mark Lanegan)
08-Mar
Duke Garwood
France
Bordeaux
Le Club Krakatoa (supporting Mark Lanegan)
10-Mar
Duke Garwood
Spain
Barcelona
Sala Bikini (supporting Mark Lanegan)
11-Mar
Duke Garwood
Spain
Bilbao
Kafe Antzokia (supporting Mark Lanegan)
12-Mar
Duke Garwood
Spain
Madrid
Joy Eslava (supporting Mark Lanegan)
13-Mar
Duke Garwood
Portugal
Porto
Hard Club (supporting Mark Lanegan)
14-Mar
Duke Garwood
Portugal
Lisbon
Armazem F (supporting Mark Lanegan)

 

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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