Emily Duff £14 (Price includes £1 booking fee )
Saturday 21st May 7.00pm
Smokey Joe's - 15-17 Bennington St, Cheltenham GL50 4ED
Emily Duff’s small batch brand of Sweet & Sour Rock & Roll with a great big hit of Country Soul, digs deep, weaving a patchwork of sin, tragedy, romance and regret. A humble servant of song as well as a dark optimist, Emily is a prolific and unique voice at a crazy & crucial time. Born in Flushing Queens, NYC and raised by a pack of cigarettes, her Mama taught her four perfect chords and then ran off, leaving Emily to figure the rest out on her own.
Emily has recorded and released 5 records in the past 6 years. Two at FAME, the legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama studio, one at NY Noise and two with producer, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel at his Brooklyn studio, Cowboy Technical Services. Her most recent record, “Razor Blade Smile” (July 23, 2021) produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Joan Jett, Blue Mountain, The Bottle Rockets, Del Lords) takes Emily back to her NYC Street-Punk-Rock-Roots, proving that great songwriting defies genres and transcends playlists.
“Duff’s gritty mix of desire and desperation can be found at every turn, a sound seemingly inspired
by the unsettled state of a covid-conflicted world.”- American Songwriter
“Flushing-born, punk-sparked, country-steeped roots-rocker.” - Robert Christgau
“Songs of hard times and tough love. Heart and Soul. Honest and forthright.” - Lonesome Highway
“A roadhouse punk rocker — The Clash meets Jerry Lee Lewis” - No Depression
“Emily Duff to me will be the torchbearer for this generation, following the likes of Emmylou Harris
and Lucinda Williams. Rating 9/10.” - Maximum Volume Music
“Deceptively bitter lyrics buried in melodic hooks. She has a knack for that killer line that just grabs.
Duff's trajectory is rising.” - Country Standard Time
“Duff’s songs are hooky, toughly defiant and tenderly bruised odes to longing and survival.” -Dusted Magazine
“An ideal measure of swagger conjures early Pretenders mojo.” - Roots Music Report
“Emily Duff delivers an album of defiant regret and optimism with an album of songs of strength and hope that somehow define and defy the Sweet and Sour Country Outlaw tag.” - Rockin’ Magpie
Emily Duff resides in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village with her husband, two teenage children, a hound dog named Banjo, and two dozen guitars - all in 340 square feet of 3rd floor walk-up, old school, downtown NYC tenement style. She is grateful to play music with legends and sincerely appreciates the beautiful life she’s been given. All of Emily’s work is available for sale in multiple formats online at Bandcamp.