Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews On Tour with “The Empress”

A Sweet Release

Well deserving of its royal moniker Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews' sophomore album "The Empress" is certainly set to impress. Like their debut self-titled album,"The Empress" finds a striking balance between the rich complexities of the music they play and the simple instrumentation of only a fiddle and a guitar.

Dwayne and Duane - The Empress cd cover_webThose who love their signature style, mixing the traditional music of Cape Breton and Newfoundland with gypsy and jazz sounds showcased on their first multi-award winning album (2010), will be delighted with the new tracks which include a tribute to Cape BretonWinston Fitzgerald and Estwood Davidson as well as a modern instrumental interpretation of the Newfoundland classic “Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s”. With the addition of selections from Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler and French Gypsy guitarist Gusi Malha, their pallet broadens with a hint of global flair. This, combined with new original tunes from both Côté and Andrews, culminates in a well crafted album that seamlessly blends the old with the new. greats

Duane Andrews - image still from "The Empress"Multi-award winning guitarist Duane Andrews has literally brought his music around the world from his home in Newfoundland to Tasmania, Australia with stops in between at the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz festivals to name a few.

Dwayne Côté image still from "The Empress"The late great John Allen Cameron simply said it all about fiddler Dwayne Côté whom he called “the best kept secret in Celtic Music”.

Presumably a secret no longer, last year saw the duo take home the Triple Crown of Atlantic music prizes for their self-titled debut CD with ECMA, MusicNL and MusicNS wins along with the international Independent Music Award in the instrumental album category.

"The Empress" will be available for purchase at the shows and is now available at iTunes and CD Baby!

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Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews

"The Empress" CD Release Tour :

Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews On Tour with “The Empress”   Sat May 26 - St. John's, NL - Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music
Sun May 27 - Carbonear, NL - Knights of Columbus Hall
Thu May 31 - Halifax, NS - The Company House  830pm
Fri June 1 - Mount Stewart, PEI - The Trailside Cafe  8pm
Sat June 2 - Albert County, NB - Parkindale Hall  8pm
Sun June 3 - Calais, ME - Knights of Columbus Hall  7pm
Mon June 4 - Ellsworth, ME - 430 Bayside  7pm
Tue June 5 - Colebrook, NH - Moose Muck Coffee House  7pm
Wed June 6 - South Carthage, ME - Skye Theatre  7pm
Thu June 7 - Unity, ME - Unity Theatre  730pm
Fri June 8 - Orleans, MA - Brick Hill  730pm concert. 5-6pm workshops. $20 suggested donation.
Sat June 9 - Hudson, MA - Russell's  7pm
Thur June 14 – Sydney, NS – Flavor 19 7:30pm
Friday June 15 -  St Ann's Bay United Church, Cabot Trail. 730pm NEW
Sat June 16 – St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, NS – Mac Bouch Tavern  8pm
Mon June 18 – Festival of Small Halls, PEI
Tue June 19 - Festival of Small Halls, PEI
Tue July 3 – Toronto, ON – Free times Café 8pm
Sat July 7 – Atlin Arts Festival, Atlin BC

For music, further tour info and more on Dwayne and Duane visit www.dwayneandduane.com

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