Dan Tuffy, musician, producer.

  • 2017: not a bad year

    Looking back, 2017 was pretty good really. Ridiculously good album reviews, a couple of TOP 10 albums of the year listings and some very cool shows; The Dashville Skyline Festival in NSW, The Oerol Festival, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Doornroosje in Nijmegen, The Spotted Mallard in Melbourne. Tasty gigs as they say in the business. The highlight though was definately opening the Rambling Roots Festival in Tivoli, Utrecht (See above photo – thats me with Madelief van Vlijmen on bass at that show). This is strange in a way because when I heard we were the first act on I immediately concluded that no-one would be there at 3 in the afternoon of an international festival that was going to go deep into the night. So I got quite a shock to walk onto the stage to find the big room packed, and even more incredulous to experience  the audience waiting on every word from the very first note. Just one of those magic shows. Thems the right kind of surprises. Hope 2018 brings a few more moments like that.

    Thanks everyone for everthing. All the cool players Ive made music with this year, and anyone else who had a hand in helping my music into the public arena. Im grateful for every second of your time and energy. PEACE

  • Australian dates confirmed for September

    Extremely excited to be announcing two big shows back in the old country. I will be doing an exclusive Melbourne show at the Spotted Mallard in Brunswick on Thursday night 21 September. The weekend after that I will be flying up to Newcastle to play at the Dashville Skyline Festival. On board for these shows will be Matt Walker (guitars & bvs), Lucie Thorne (guitars & bvs), Shane Reilly (pedal steel) and Grant Cummerford (bass). This is the crew that I recorded the album with and thats just so cool! Cant wait!

  • Physical release of album Europe wide via CRS

    The album is now officially available on CD via a licensing agreement between my label Smoked Recordings and Continental Record Services. The reviews are starting to come in and the music press are saying some nice things about it

    “The Biggest Bastard Who Ever Rode the West is possibly one of the best songs of the year” Ingepluged.nl

    “delicate, sensitive…layered with subtlety” Liveweekly.nl

    “vulnerable, fragile vocals… Tuffy belongs to that catagoury of beter troubadours” WritteninMusic

    “you feel its warmth, its directness & honesty….an intense and beautifu album overflowing with simplicity” Rootstime.be

    “masterpieces often have simple titles” OOR (Below)