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Renowned Cape Breton Fiddler Dwayne Côté and Multi Award Winning Newfoundland Guitarist Duane Andrews Release Debut Duet Album With Tour in Atlantic Canada and Maine

May 11, 2010

Renowned Cape Breton fiddler Dwayne Côté and multi-award winning Newfoundland guitarist Duane Andrews have joined forces to create an album that is both familiar yet totally unique.

Duane Andrews has spent years crafting his own inimitable blend of Gypsy Jazz inspired by the legendary Django Reinhardt and traditional Newfoundland music, while the late great John Allan Cameron simply said it all about fiddler Dwayne Côté whom he called “the best kept secret in Celtic music”. Together, they have released an album that effortlessly fuses all of these elements with the end result being pure listening bliss.

Throughout the self-titled album (set for release in May, 2010), the listener feels the intimacy of a duet album while discovering a wholly unprecedented blend of traditional and jazz stylings that coalesce to create a completely new sound. Each of the ten tracks highlights a different element of this sound, which is truly nonpareil. “The Princess” for example takes a traditional fiddle tune and fashions it as a theme in a standard jazz arrangement, while “Tears” is an interpretation of an old gypsy folk melody. “Beautiful Lake Ainslie” is a sublime tune from the great fiddler Elmer Briand of L’Ardoise, Cape Breton while “Belleville” is a Reinhardt original. www.dwayneandduane.com

Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews will launch their new self-titled CD with performances in Atlantic Canada and Maine as follows:

May 13 – Membertou, NS, Kiju’s Restaurant (MTCC), 7:30pm. For reservations call (902)-562-6220

May 14 – St. Peter’s, NS, Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, 7:00pm, (CD Release). For tickets and more info call: (902) 535-2200

May 15 – Sydney, NS, CB Yacht Club, 6:00pm ‘til 10:00pm, $8 at the door (CD Release). ALL AGES ‘til 8pm, food specials available!

May 17 – Ellsworth, Maine, House Concert, 7:00pm. For reservations and directions call: (207) 667-4298

May 18 – South Carthage, Maine, Skye Theatre, 7:00pm, Ph: (207) 562-4445

May 19 – Lewiston, Maine, Franco-American Heritage Centre, 7:00pm. For tickets and more info call: (207) 689-2000

May 20 – Unity, Maine, Unity Centre, 7:30pm, Ph: (207) 948-SHOW or (207) 323-0505

May 21 – St. Andrew’s, NB, Arena Complex Theatre, 8:00pm. Tickets at Cockburn Pharmacy or call Jamie Steel @ (506) 529-4585

May 22 – Halifax, NS, 1313 Hollis St., 8:00pm, ALL AGES welcome! $10. Reserve by calling (902) 233-1176 or email 1313Hollis@gmail.com

June 4 – Carbonear, NL, Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre, 8:00pm. Ph: (709) 596-7529

June 5 – St. John’s, NL, DF Cook Recital Hall, MUN, 8:00pm, Tickets $15 at the door

Listen to selections from Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews CD here: www.myspace.com/dwayneandduane

www.sonicbids.com/dwaynecoteandduaneandrews

The Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews CD is available for purchase at their live shows, select music retailers, on line at www.maplemusic.com and on itunes.

To arrange for interviews, high res photos and more info please contact:

Lynn Horne
Lynn Horne Marketing & Media Relations
Ph: 902-465-3763
lynnhorne@ns.sympatico.ca

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