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BMAN'S Blues Report Review of New Release
I just had the opportunity to review the latest release, Strangest Things, from Ducharme-Jones. Opening with Red Roses, a country rocker, David Ducharme-Jones takes the lead on vocal and guitar with Anne Ducharme-Jones singing harmony. His guitar work is actually quite interesting with Mark Leshner on drums, David Evertson on bass and David Breaux on keys. Smooth ballad, Wherever You Go is a well written track with nicely blended vocals. Anne takes the lead on vocals on I Was Wrong, a radio track with rock and country roots. One of my favorites on the release is Of The Water, with delicate guitar work and nicely blended vocals, reminiscent of Graham Nash and David Crosby. Rocker, The Girl Is Gone, features some of the coolest guitar work on the release with constructiuon not unlike Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Wrapping the release is country rocker, Good Enough with a super hook. Well blended vocals and solid organ support by Breaux makes this a perfect closer for this Austin based duo.
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New CD Release by Austin Artist Ducharme-Jones
New record release, Ducharme-Jones Strangest Things, is a collection of thirteen original songs best described as roots-rock, vocally driven, lyrical, with a strong hook and melodic guitar. Co-written by David and Anne Ducharme-Jones, the songs relate stories of two people who know each other’s heart and are purposely eclectic in their approach to writing as they cross musical genres creating a sound all their own. Taking inspiration from writers like Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, John Hiatt and a million other artists listened to over the course of a lifetime, these tracks will appeal to listeners with an appreciation for David’s sophisticated guitar stylings. He incorporate elements of rock, blues, modern country, and roots-rock. Ducharme-Jones title track Strangest Things was the most recent song they recorded, originally meant for their next CD, but both liked it so much they were inspired to get it done for this album. This record became more of a departure from David’s last few projects when Annie joined him in the studio and they began to discover a new facet of their relationship as co-writers and performers. Their long partnership accounts for the ease in which they write together with both equally contributing music and lyrics. David decided to rename his band Ducharme-Jones (from David Ducharme-Jones) to reflect the current direction of their music. Ducharme-Jones Strangest Things (2016) is a follow up to David’s previous releases A LOUD Guitar (2012) and Weeds (2009).
Recorded with the hope to capture as much of a live sound as possible, and with the addition of just a few embellishments, Ducharme-Jones tried to keep the tracks as honest and close to the sound you hear when the band performs in local clubs in their hometown Austin, Texas. Ducharme-Jones Strangest Things is available worldwide on iTunes. CD’s and downloads also available at CD Baby and www.ducharmejones.com