WINNER in the BEST URBAN EP category in the American INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS for EP Love & Denial
Judge panel: Meshell Ndegeocello, McCoy Tyner, Raul Midon, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Suzanne Vega, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Brandi Carlile , Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others.
International guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning producer Duffmusiq is poised to release his much-anticipated second solo album, Sidewalk Sequel, this coming Winter 2021. For this dynamic new recording, Duffmusiq has produced music imbedded with his trademark smooth, vintage and authentic soul and rhythm and blues motifs. Theis Album also features dynamic jazz melodies as well as infectious musical themes that have been inspired by Duffmusiq’s everyday experiences. For this project, Duffmusiq has assembled a cast that includes some of the most sought after international musicians. “I had the idea of doing the album by having different guest musicians on every track, and also incorporating small vocal parts here and there, so that it’s not an entirely instrumental album.”, Duffmusiq explains.
On Sidewalk Sequel, Duffmusiq wears several hats – not only acting as producer, but also mixing the recording and performing on guitar and keyboards, .