Clay Birds Vol. I

Clay Birds Vol. I is now available on all Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music. Daniel’s four song EP was engineered and produced by Micah Hattaway at EMG Labs in Bloomington, IL. In February, Daniel spent two days in the studio to record 3 original songs and an arrangement of Dave Moses’s Nashville Fauxgrass. The end result was a more raw and stripped down sound compared to his self titled LP released last year.

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New music coming soon!

I had a great time chatting with Jon Norton at WGLT yesterday. While I was in town, I stopped by EMG Labs to begin recording some new songs. Stay tuned for more details. Tonight I’ll be headed up to Rivers Edge in Batavia to play a small solo set. This weekend, Wes Duffy Trio continues the second half of our run with Feathered Mason. Friday, March 8th, we will be at Fat Fish Pub in Galesburg. Saturday we’ll be traveling down to Pour Bros. in Champaign. Sunday night we are wrapping it all up at Nightshop in Bloomington. Big thanks to Oliver’s in the Heights and 9th Street Pub for a successful run so far. We have been having a lot of fun!

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Wes Duffy Trio & Feathered Mason

This week Wes Duffy Trio is kicking off our five show run through Illinois with our good friend Feathered Mason. This begins in Peoria Heights on Friday the 22nd and LaSalle on Saturday the 23rd. The run will continue March 8th through the 10th and will take us to Galesburg, Champaign, and Bloomington. For more details you may check my schedule or head to the Wes Duffy Trio Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/wesduffytrio.

MORE EXCITING NEWS! Just yesterday we made an announcement on our Facebook page that we will be supporting Gangstagrass at The Castle Theater in Bloomington, IL on May 14th. This is going to be a fun show and if you are into blurring the lines between music genres, this will be a show not to miss!

Tomorrow, February 21st, is the 3rd Thursday open bluegrass jam at Pour Bros. Craft Taproom in Peoria Heights. Again, Wes Duffy and I will be there hosting as well as our bass player Tim Brickner who is now home from touring with Matthew Curry. Please join us!

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