About album URBAN LOVE release date August 6th 2021
Earlier this year, I released my 2nd solo album Sidewalk Sequel; a jazz funk influenced album which was recorded with a flat wound string guitar, hammond, bass and horns.
Due to the pandemic, I had taken my wide open schedule to compose and produce my Blues EP Urban Love. This idea came out of my desire to record some songs with my main guitar, the Telecaster.
As a huge fan of Eric Clapton and Robben Ford, I auditioned 4 singers for my Nashville competition winning track Ordinary Fool as I was in search for a soulful voice. It's been an honour to have Detroit soulful artist Wade O. Brown, as well as recording artist Quisha Wint on backup vocals and from the Juno Award winning group, Blackburn, Duane Blackburn on hammond.
I also invited 3 more singers to be a part of this EP:
Ray Robinson, Selena Evangeline and Chloe Watkinson who co-wrote with me So Called Love Track #4.
Track #1 Urban Love is the the only instrumental track with a bit of 2nd line New Orleans drum groove by Alek Sekulovski, Sam Heineman on piano, Ran Caspi on Bass Guitar, Mark Bird Stafford on harmonica and Alexis Baro 2019 Juno Nominee Jazz trumpet player landed a sweet solo.
This Nashville competition win was unexpected considering that this is my first official Blues EP and these are my first written blues tunes so I'm very honored and happy that the celebrity judge panel picked Ordinary Fool.
CREDITS / GUESTS / FEATURED VOCALISTS
Duffmusiq - Guitar and Keys
Ran Caspi - Bass
Alek Sekulovski - Drums and Percussions
Sam Heineman - Piano and Hammond
Mark Bird Stafford - Harmonica
Alexis Baro - Trumpet
Duane Blackburn – Hammond
John Pagnotta - Sax
Track 1. Urban Love - (Written, Produced and Composed by Duffmusiq)
Track 2. Wade O. Brown - Ordinary Fool (Written, Produced and Composed by Duffmusiq)
Track 3. Selena Evangeline - Road To Heaven (Written, Produced and Composed by Duffmusiq)
Track 4. Chloe Watkinson - So Called Love ( Written by Duffmusiq and Chloe W. Written, Produced and Composed by Duffmusiq)
Track 5. Ray Robinson - Tender Little Kisses (Written, Produced and Composed by Duffmusiq)