June 16, 2013 Wow! The new CD (as yet
untitled) is really shaping up to accomplish Duane's goal of taking things
up a notch. We here at DC Central are really happy with how this record is
turning out! Just this week, Russ Lawton guest starred on some fabulous
drum tracks alongside Backwoods Messiahs bass player Jeff Poremski. We
have photos of each on the Friends and
Family Gallery and the Jeff Poremski Page.
Speaking of The Messiahs, you can check them out at The Long Trail Century
Ride as they will be playing a show this coming Saturday at The Long Trail
Brewery along with special guest Jim Gilmour who will be opening the show.
Duane has returned to his Sunday night home in Killington, VT as Jax has
re-opened with some very cool renovations....if you haven't made it up for
Local's Night, you have not lived...plain and simple....Just so you know
when all of your chances to see Duane are, go to the Schedule
as we have added lots and lots of new dates....
June 7, 2013 Thank you to The Foundry and
it's staff for hosting Local's Night on Sundays for the last month. Jax
has completed renovations and therefore, this Sunday will herald the
triumphant return of Local's Night to Jax!!! Duane will be continuing to
play most weekends at The Foundry...if you haven't checked it out...you
should. Our friend Matt Coffey has provided another fine recording from
The Foundry for the Bootleg Vault...see
what awaits you by entering the vault. New shows added to the Schedule...so
many opportunities for you to rock out and make your requests....
May 31, 2013 Just a heads up...Duane will
be playing LOCAL'S NIGHT at The Foundry in Killington, VT for one more
week as Jax is still finishing up renovations. If you haven't checked out
The Foundry, make a point to and you won't regret it! Lots of new shows,
including a trip to RI, just posted on the Schedule.
Duane's song, "Small Town Heroes" was used by the West Pawlet
Volunteer Fire Dept. (actual Small Town Heroes) in a video they
made...check it out on the Friends and
Family Page! Duane just performed for the Grand Opening of Tops Market
in Rutland, VT (also available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday
parties...) to see photos provided by our friend DJ Dave, go to the Acoustic
Gallery. Work continues on Duane's next album and there are a few
Backwoods Messiahs shows coming up...including one for The Century Ride at
Long Trail Brewery.....yeah buddy!!!!
May 23, 2013 How about a ton of new shows
added to the Schedule....Okay!
May 19, 2013 So much stuff coming in that
we had to update again immediately! Duane has been having a fantastic run
of shows at The Foundry . We have posted photos in the Acoustic
Gallery. He also performed the "Rust" album in it's entirety
last week which was recorded by Matt Coffey (who did a great job) and we
have posted it in The Bootleg Vault. Duane
has continued to work on his new cd and there are photos of him working
his process in the Electric Gallery.
We have also added another gem to the Gear Page
for all of you gear heads. More exciting news to come as the summer
May 17, 2013 C'mon up to The Foundry in
Killington, VT and hang out on the deck next to the pond and get yer Duane
fix! He's gonna be up there all weekend, 7-11 on Friday and Saturday and
then 9-1 for Local's Night on Sunday. If you haven't experienced Local's
Night....you haven't lived...plain and simple. We have posted a show from
two weeks ago showing what it's all about in the Bootleg
Vault. It features guest performances by Lauren and Tracy Weinberg and
Chris Franco and was recorded by Matt Coffey (local's singing and
recording...community effort) ...and lots of cool tunes being
requested....and it's free for the taking! Also, new dates posted on the Schedule!!!
May 9, 2013 Duane had a blast playing with
Jim Devlin! We have posted some pics for you as well as a nice pic of
Duane jamming with Chris Franco in the Acoustic
Gallery. Duane has had some great shows at The Foundry (https://www.facebook.com/thefoundryatsummitpond)
which is the new hot spot in Killington, VT. He has added several more
shows there for the summer. The Foundry will also serve as temporary home
for Killington's one and only true Local's Night for the next 2 weeks
while Jax (http://supportinglocalmusic.com/)
renovates. If you'd like a little taste of Duane playing there, just check
out The Bootleg Vault 'cause we just
posted a show from there from 4/7/13. We have also added a bunch of new
shows to the Schedule including a show at The Long Trail Brewery for the
Century Ride....now that's the VT experience, VT beer and VT Music!!!!!
May 1, 2013 Tonight at Jax!!! There's
gonna be a hell of a May Day celebration with Duane teaming up with the
Pride of Newport, Jim Devlin! These guys ripped the place down a few
months ago and plan to do it again. There have been a ton of new dates
added for the summer with more coming in all of the time. check out the Schedule
to see for yourself. Duane had an awesome time playing at BGR for just
about the coolest group of folks you could ever meet...he also got to play
for another bunch of great folks for Heather's sweet 16...plus a few...to
see pics from those shows go to the Acoustic
Gallery! Very, very soon Duane will be releasing a DVD concert film
from The Pickle Barrell Nightclub in Killington, VT. Far Out In The Woods
Productions has participated alongside Duane's own Carl Tone Films to make
it happen...we do have some pics from this season at The Pickle Barrell
that you may view on the Backwoods
Messiahs page. There are also pics of Duane sitting in with a couple
of bands at the Benefit for Will Hagenlocher's family from last Sunday
that you can see in the Electric Gallery.
Duane is super happy with the way his new record is shaping up! Tim and
Bob at The Recording Company are bringing the goods as always. There will
be some special guests which we'll tell you about later....sweet. New adds
have been made to the Biography Page too.....
April 21, 2013 We would like to extend our
condolences to Steve and Deb White, who lost their house to a fire a few
weeks ago. Duane will be playing at a benefit today at Mogul's in
Killington, VT from 4:00 - 5:30. There have been a great many new dates
added to the Schedule,
including a Mayday show with Jim Devlin!!!! We have added a set from
Duane's latest show at The Pickle Barrel to the Bootleg
Vault (enjoy!). Work continues on anew album and Duane will be
bringing in some special guests for the record before it's finished...just
you wait and see. Duane and Jeff played a benefit for Max Elles in
Killington recently and we have the photos to prove it on the Acoustic
Gallery as well as the Jeff Poremski
pages. We would also like to thank all of the great folks who came to the
Saturday Night Clear River shows and made them so special....thank you to
Jason Evans and the staff at The Clear also!
April 5, 2013 We've got some cool (and
free) goodies for you today! We have a little taste of the soon-to-be
released DVD of Duane and The Backwoods Messiahs at The Pickle Barrel 2012
as well as some video sent to us by our friend Ryan Coffey from The Pickle
Barrel 2013 and you can view it on the Video Page.
We also have a ton of new shows, including some Backwoods Messiahs shows,
posted on the Schedule.
Since we are in video mode, we have posted a super cool video of Duane's
nephew Seth documenting sugaring season at Woodlawn Farm...home of the
finest Maple Syrup in the whole Northeast....try it if you don't believe
us! You can watch it as well as a video of Duane's nephew Matthew playing
an awesome version of Duane's, "Leaving Despair" on the Friends
and Family Page.
March 30, 2013 Well, we are sad to report
the closing of The South Station in Rutland, VT. It was a great place for
Duane to perform and the owners are wonderful people. We would like to
offer them our sincerest condolences as well as wish them the best of luck
in the future. We would also like to offer condolences to the Hagenlocher
family for the passing of Will. "Big' Will was a drummer (who Duane
performed with a number of times) and all around great guy. He went too
young and will genuinely be missed by a lot of people. We have added a
bunch of new dates to the Schedule.
The summer is filling up! Duane has been adding more tracks to the still
as yet untitled new CD. We are super stoked about the way the record is
shaping up and hope that you will be too!! We are almost ready to release
the second "Live at The Pickle Barrel" DVD...just a few final
touches and it will be ready for you to see! We have added a new drawing
to the Artist Gallery. Thank you to
Jess Gabeler for the newest rendering!
March 13, 2013 Thank you to the wonderful
people of Killington, VT for making another great show at The Pickle
Barrel. We will be posting a recording of this show very soon on the Bootleg
Vault! After another triumphant two day run at The Phoenix in Sunday
River, ME Duane has returned with a full plate...he will be continuing
work on his next album in the next 2 weeks. There will be some cool
special guests on this recording...so watch out for it. The winter
schedule has been rocking and as the season is winding up, we are filling
up the summer w/ lots and lots of new dates. You can check them out on the
Schedule. Thank to Amanda
Wheeler at PEG TV for having Duane on her new show. We have a nice photo
from the taping on the Fan Photo Page.
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting DC news to be added soon and often
March 7, 2013 After a week filled with
shows in Sunday River, ME (check out the photo in the Acoustic
Gallery) a triumphant return to Pawlet, VT (w/ only one wrecked car
and no arrests or injuries to be reported...unless you count hangovers)
and then doubles in Killington, VT what's Duane gonna do next? Play at The
Pickle Barrel in Killington, VT w/ The
Backwoods Messiahs....tonight from 9:30-1:30!!!!!!! This, as well as
new dates have been posted on the Schedule.
There is talk of return shows in ME, which will be posted soon. It was
great to see our friends from the south (Tom, Sue, and Holly)this past
weekend !!!! And, of course it was awesome to share the stage with Holly
again. You can view pics and video from past performances on the Fan
Photo Gallery. Duane was also fortunate to have shared the stage
with Matt and Alyssa Valerio at Franklin's recently and we have posted
pictures in the Acoustic Gallery......watch
for this girl to do great things in the future....
February 26, 2013 As if last weeks
schedule wasn't crazy enough...Duane has added 2 shows at Sunday River in
Maine for this week. Also DUANE CARLETON AND THE BACKWOODS MESSIAHS WILL
BE PLAYING AT THE PICKLE BARREL IN KILLINGTON, VT ON THURSDAY MARCH,
7TH.....this show just added too. Check it out on the Schedule.
Duane had a blast on Wednesday sitting in with ace MA musician Jim Devlin
who was a real great guy and ripping player...too much fun was had by
all..and we mean by all. K.O wasn't able to wipe the smile off his face
for days! Duane would like to say how honored he was to have been
immortalized in miniature by Jess Gabeler for Jack Daniels week in
Killington. See the new photos of these events that have been added to the
February 18, 2013 Man, oh man...the rock
and roll keeps coming as more shows are added to Duane's Schedule!!!
Duane has been having a great time playing Happy Hours at The Foundry at
Summit Pond in Killington, VT. Nice to be back in the Happy Hour saddle as
it were. The crowds have been great! Saturdays at The Clear River Tavern
in Pittsfield, VT have also been rocking. 2 weeks ago Duane was joined by
Saxophonist Andy Stahl, who plays with The Chris O'Leary Band. Duane has
just added a show at The Foundry for this Thursday for the Jack Daniels on
Ice featuring Team Canada! We have added new info on the Biography
Page. Also...for all of you guitar freaks we have added some new
photos to the Gear Page. Enjoy!!!!
February 8, 2013 As we sit and wait for
the massive storm to hit. we are going to throw up some free goodies for
you to enjoy while you're snowed in. We have just posted another show to
the Bootleg Vault!!!! Free songs...oh
yeah..."More Rock For Your Buck"!!!! Thank you to everyone who
came to the Pickle Barrel show last week. Duane and The
Backwoods Messiahs love playing for the Killington/Rutland crowd...in
fact, thanks to all who came to the 3D's show the next night!! That was a
very fun night w/ the band stretching out on a number of tunes....sweeeeet.
Jeff Poremski lay down a few particularly
awesome Bass solos (that's right...we said a few). Duane has been in the
studio laying the groundwork for another album and has mapped out rough
tracks on the entire album. Also, the shows at The Foundry have been going
so well! There is talk of bringing the Backwoods Messiahs in for some
acoustic shows this summer...we'll let ya know, of course. There have been
a whole lot of shows added to the Schedule....so
many chances to catch a show. Keep watch right here for all of your DC
info, videos, music,
photos...all here and
January 25, 2013 THIS JUST IN!!!! Duane
Carleton and The Backwoods Messiahs will be performing at VT's premier
music venue, The Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington, VT on Thursday,
January 31st!!!! This is a big deal, so mark your calendar. We would
really appreciate any and all support at this show. We have just posted a
video of the guys playing there at the end of last ski season. You may
view it on the Video Page. More dates have
been added to the Schedule.
Ski season has been banner this year and we have just added some photos
from some of Duane's Happy Hour shows in Killington, VT. You may view them
in the Acoustic Gallery. Duane has
completed basic tracks for 7 more songs for his next album at The
Recording Company in Esperance, NY. The Dream Team of himself, Tim Lynch
and Bob Boyer are once again hard at work to create another sonic
landscape for your listening pleasure.....more on this as things
January 16, 2013 Man, oh man! Duane's
shows at Jax for local's Night have been fabulous. We are loving that
K-Town support :) Shows at The Foundry have also been going smashingly and
more dates have been added. In fact, we have lots of new shows to report
on the Schedule. Duane
has continued to work on his next album and is really pumped on the way
things are coming out! Thanks to The Recording Company, Tim Lynch and Bob
Boyer for the fabulous work thus far. Our good buddy Ed has sent us a new
photo of Duane at K1 in Killington, VT. You can view it in the Acoustic
Gallery. Work continues on a new DC and The Backwoods Messiahs at The
Pickle Barrel DVD (from 2012). It is coming out killer with some great
editing and camera work by Far Out In The Woods Productions...keep
checking back for more exciting news to come as well as some videos from
this show. As always, thanks for your support!!!!
January 3, 2013 What a phenomenal
Christmas/New Year's week in VT. Duane rocked out a staggering (literally)
9 shows in 6 days!!! The second show of this marathon was at Snowshed in
Killington, VT and we have a photo supplied by our good friend Ed from
this show in the Acoustic Gallery.
Duane's last show at Franklin's in Proctor, VT went great with a little
help from his friends Matt and Alyssa Valerio and Perry Tuttle. They have
been added to his Bio Page. New
shows have been added to the Schedule
and there are talks that after the fantastic show with The Backwoods
Messiahs at The Pickle Barrel that there will be dates added at The Pickle
Barrel and The Foundry. Keep watch here for all of the newest info on DC
and The Backwoods Messiahs....
December 20, 2012 Holy Popcorn Batman!!!!
Duane and The Backwoods Messiahs had a
killer night at The Pickle Barrel in Killington, VT last week...in
fact...the whole weekend was great! It was an all request Saturday at The
Foundry at Summit Pond in Killington, VT in fact. There is a recording of
the PB show which will make an appearance soon! DC and the band can't
thank the great people of the Killington/Rutland area for such an awesome
night!!! There have, in fact been a whole bunch of shows added to the Schedule.
Also, there have been a number of new photos from the Toys For Tots
Benefit which have just been added to the Acoustic
Gallery!!!!! Also Duane's album, "Rust"
is still on the Roots Country chart...number 2 in VT and number 43 in the
December 12, 2012 Duane Carleton and The
Backwoods Messiahs will be tearing up their own special brand of
Americana/Rock at The Pickle Barrel tomorrow night. They will be giving
away a limited number of 3 song sneak peek CD's of tunes from the next DC
album...which they will also play that night...see this date and new dates
(including new adds at The Foundry) on the Schedule
Page. Duane has also started up his winter residency on Saturday night
at The Clear River Tavern...oh yeah, these are always more than one should
be allowed to have....ask Ed and Paul when you see them..... Duane had a
blast this past week at The Foundry for the Toys For Tots Benefit...to see
pics of him playing from atop an Everest of toys go to the Acoustic
Gallery. The acoustic show at South Station with The Backwoods
Messiahs went great!!!! Look for more of these shows in the future. You
can see these pics in the Acoustic
Gallery too. We continue to add material to the Bootleg
Vault and we've just added a solo show from South Station....free
mp3's for you to collect and trade...make up a mix disc for a loved
one...Actually, Duane wants to giveaway a disc of cover tunes this winter
and wants you all to contact us here at DC Central and let us know what
tunes you'd like to see on the disc...always looking to give you what you
want!!!! Duane would like to thank everyone who has been so awesome and
supportive of Sunday Night Local's Night at Jax in Killington...if you
want to know where the best place to go is, go where the locals' go!!!!
November 23, 2012 What a fabulous night at
South Station this past weekend!!! We can't thank you enough for such a
great turnout. The band had a blast playing in the acoustic format! Jeff
was tearing it up on the standup bass...not an easy feat to be sure, but
Jeff killed it! You can view pictures from this show on the Backwoods
Messiahs page. There will be a recording from this show posted very
soon! Of course, the next big show for the band is at The Pickle Barrel in
Killington, VT on December 13th. Duane has been diligently working on a
new cd and will be giving away a limited number of free sneak peek 3 song
EP's of new tunes at this show....and only this show. They have been
playing these tunes at the last few shows to rave reviews...so, of course
they will be adding them to the set list here too. This show and new shows
have been added to the Schedule.
Duane and The Messiahs did a show 2 weeks ago at 3D's in Rutland, VT with
guest drummer Russ Lawton of Soul Monde and Trey Anastasio Band fame
filling in. This was a really fun night!!! If you want to see pics from
the show, just check out the Backwoods
Messiahs page or the Jeff Poremski
page. In fact, our good friend and team member Phil Fernandez recorded the
first set and we have posted it in the Bootleg
November 16, 2012 We can't wait for the
show tomorrow night at South Station in Rutland, VT!!! It promises to
be a very civilized evening out. With cafe seating, you will be able to
enjoy the company of friends and great food and beverages as you revel in
the ACOUSTIC versions of Duane's tunes. You won't get your ears blasted,
it's an early show, you get to hear tributes to The Band's "Last
Waltz".....sounds like a win-win-win to us. Also...there is a ton of
new dates posted in the Schedule.
Duane had Messiahs keyboard player Jerry Dubeau
in the studio this week to work on tracks for a new album. These three
songs will be given away at The Pickle Barrel in Killington, VT on
"...INTELLIGENT SONGWRITING, STRONG SINGING AND
ENERGETIC GUITAR PLAYING."
-The Times Argus-
"SONGS ARE DRIVEN BY CARLETON'S FINE GUITAR WORK
AND SINGING...IT'S EASY TO LAUGH AT SOME OF THE ROCK AND ROLL BANDS MAKING
HITS THESE DAYS, BUT HEARING ROOTSY ROCK DONE THIS WELL SHOULD MAKE YOU
FEEL A LITTLE BETTER."
-Vintage Guitar Magazine -
"DUANE CARLETON'S 'ONCE LOST, THEN TORN DOWN'
STANDS OUT AS AN OASIS OF HIGHLY LISTENABLE MUSIC IN A DESERT OF
CREATIVITY. THIS SINGER-SONGWRITER HAS SOMETHING TO SAY...CARLETON'S MUSIC
SHOWS KEEN INSIGHTS INTO THE MALAISE OF AMERICAN RURAL LIFE...(HIS) LYRICS
HERE ARE WELL THOUGHT OUT AND POTENT. CARLETON HAS A SHARP EYE FOR THE WAY
PEOPLE IN RURAL AMERICA LIVE."
- The Times Argus -
RADIO FRIENDLY TUNES. DISARMINGLY BEAUTIFUL LYRICS ARE PAR FOR THE COURSE
ON THIS CD. WHAT REALLY MAKES THE ALBUM STAND OUT IS CARLETON'S HONEST AND
SKILLFUL SONGWRITING. HE'S GOT A KEEN ABILITY TO CREATE SONGS THAT LINGER
IN YOUR MEMORY LONG AFTER THE DISC HAS STOPPED SPINNING. AND THAT'S WHAT
MAKES 'ONCE LOST, THEN TORN DOWN' MORE ENJOYABLE WITH EACH LISTEN."
- Seven Days -
"CARLETON SINGS LIKE A YOUNG BOB SEGER...HE
WRITES CATCHY POP SONGS...'CHASING AFTER
THE STARS' IS A PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING RECORDING THAT COULD HAVE COME FROM
NASHVILLE AS EASILY AS RUTLAND COUNTY"
- Seven Days -
GUITAR WORK...AND OVER THE TOP VOCALS...GOOD STUFF!"
- Metronome Magazine -
SOUND AND LYRICS...EXPLOSIVE GUITAR...MATCHED WITH CATCHY LYRICS...IT'S
NICE TO HEAR SOMETHING REAL AND WELL COMPOSED."
- The Vermont Review -
"THAT ALL-AMERICAN ROCK SOUND THAT COULD BE
COMPARED TO THE LIKES OF JOHN MELLENCAMP OR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN."
- The Rutland Herald -
"DUANE'S SONGS ROCK AND SWAY WITH AN OLD COUNTRY
AND MODERN COUNTRY SENSIBILITY AND SPAN DEEPLY PERSONAL ROOTS ROCK AND
- The Folk Times -