Dan Tuffy, musician, producer.

  • Just when I thought things were slowing down

    The new record COUNTRY STAR came out on 2 June and gigs are planned for July & August in Australia, and for the fall in Europe (tickets in link!). There has also been attention in the music press like the story below from Music Maker in The Netherlands. They wrote that it was a “beautiful organic sounding” record. The title translates roughly to “Rough Textured Alt-Country via Black & White TV tubes”. The Dutch language is all about precision and exactness. Clearly, I overdid when I was asked me about my gear. I told them all about my new-old stock 1957 General Electric television vacuum tubes that currently occupy my main guitar amp – for a long time. They ran with it.

    Then there’s this: by the time an album comes out I’ve heard it so often that I’m ready to move on. I’m rehearsing for my upcoming shows at the moment and I should be going over the stuff thats just come out or other things I want to play live, but I find myself mucking about on some new riff, groove or song fragment instead. Is this a problem? I will no doubt find out the next time I walk onto a stage in front of you. Meanwhile, if you havent had a listen to COUNTRY STAR already, wrap your listening gear around this and wish me well!

  • Australian tour in the making

    People down under starting to call and email me – allways nice to have folk contact me for shows than the other way around! Very cool show just confirmed for 1 September in Brisbane at MUSIC BY THE SEA. Looking at doing some recording in July with Matt Walker & Lucie Thorne and will very likely add a few shows to that! More later!

  • 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