The Emily Duff Band
Called the ‘perfectly cool combo of Lucinda Williams meets Patti Smith,’ Emily Duff’s street-smart poetry and vocal style conjure moods & images that seduce the listener to visit emotional vistas that entice and beguile. Her SWEET & SOUR ROCK AND ROLL WITH A GREAT BIG HIT OF COUNTRY SOUL digs deep, weaving a patchwork of sin, tragedy, romance and regret that lies at your feet begging to be mended.
A prolific songwriter and humble servant of song, Emily was born in Flushing Queens, NY and raised by a pack of cigarettes. Her Mama taught her 4 perfect chords and then ran off, leaving Emily to figure the rest out on her own. With a deep love for guitars, Chuck Berry & The Staple Singers (and enough anger to level a small country), Emily carved a path straight to CBGBs and never looked back.
Emily replaced Jeff Buckley as lead singer for Gary Lucas’ Gods & Monsters and had the honor of opening for Bob Dylan & Paul Simon at Jones Beach Amphitheater with her band, Eudora. After a hiatus to “get straight,” get happy and raise some pretty cute kids, Emily released her debut solo record, “GO TELL YOUR FRIENDS,” Produced by Craig Bishop at NY Noise (Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Michelle Branch). Emily followed that up with “MAYBE IN THE MORNING” (2017), recorded at FAME in Muscle Shoals, AL and produced by Craig Bishop, receiving 5 stars in Country Music UK magazine.
"Emily Duff’s ‘Maybe in the Morning’ clothes its plainspoken truth about the difficulties of love and life in a straight-from-the-soul rocking vibe that won’t allow you to sit still. Duff turns her heart loose on these songs, turning every musical style she touches into a gift.” (Henry Carrigan, NO DEPRESSION).
2018 found Emily back in Muscle Shoals at the legendary FAME studios recording her next record, ‘HALLELUJAH HELLO,” a mixture of Gospel, Blues, Rock & Soul, this time produced by FAME’s own, John Gifford III and featuring Muscle Shoals luminaries, Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt) & Kelvin Holly (Little Richard) on guitars, Bob Wray (The Highwaymen) on bass, Clayton Ivey (Fame Gang) on keyboards, Justin Holder on drums, Wayne Bridge (Flying Burrito Brothers) on dobro and pedal steel, Brad Guin on saxophone, James LeBlanc on guest vocals and The Legendary Shoals Sisters (Marie Lewey & Cindy Walker) on Background Vocals. Look for “HALLELUJAH HELLO” late Fall 2018.
Emily has shared stages with Willie Nile, Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin, Donavon Frankenreiter, Marcia Ball, Donnie Fritts and many others. Emily’s version of Willie Nile’s “HELL YEAH” will appear on the Paradiddle Records Tribute to Willie Nile this year, has 5 songs in the Independent feature, “Looking for the Jackalope” now available on amazon.com and has written and performed on numerous TV and radio commercials. Emily Duff lives in Manhattan’s West Village with her husband Skip, their two children and their hound dog, Banjo. She and her band play in the back roo at Cowgirl the 3rd Monday of every month.
Lys Guillorn and Her Band
Lys Guillorn & Her Band play an undefinable mix of psych-folk-rock-twang, kinda like Nancy Sinatra on a grunge bender. Lys Guillorn is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who loves her '72 Fender Mustang. She will be accompanied by her trusty rhythm section -- drummer Peter Riccio (The Sawtelles), bassist Eric Bloomquist (Bronson Rock, Chica Non Grata). Guillorn has two full-length studio records, an oddities collection, and a bunch of EPs and singles, all available on Bandcamp. Her most recent release is the single "Chipped Fingernails", released in February of 2019.