Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00 AM
RECENT NEWS 

April 24, 2014 New dates just added! We have added a show at The Foundry in Killington, VT for tomorrow as well as several shows in Lake George, NY. All of these and more are on the Schedule.

April 19, 2014 "A Girl Like That" is one step closer to completion as Duane had a great two day mixing session at The Recording Company. While there, Duane lay down some guitar tracks for Frank Crocco's upcoming album. Duane played on one of his earlier albums as well. Duane also appears on the newest Clovis Roblaine record, "Geezer". You can check out Frank's and Clovis's discs out at cdbaby.com. To see what records Duane has appeared on check out the DC Bio. As we ease into warmer weather new shows will be added...just as they are here today on the Schedule. We look forward to getting the new album out and showcasing the new tunes for you.....

April 10, 2014 Thank you for such a great bunch of Winter shows! We have just posted the start of the Summer schedule and you'll have to keep watch as there are some things in the wind...Duane will be expanding the Backwoods Messiahs in order to support the new CD, "A Girl Like That". We will be making announcements of shows featuring this new version of the band as they come up. Speaking of that new cd...we just posted some photos from the last recording session where Leslie Myers Patenade rocked it as the voice of "A Girl Like That". On this new record, Duane is upping the ante....promise!!!! You'll just have to wait and see.....

March 27, 2014 Duane had a great time in the studio...as always, yesterday. Leslie Myers Patenaude did a great job adding some really nice touches to the disc. Check out the Discography for details on all of Duane's other albums. It is the time of the season when the season is changing and we will be adding a whole bunch of new dates very soon. Keep watch on the Schedule for updates. We have a nice little surprise for you today at DC Central....we have just posted the first set from a show with Duane and Jim Devlin recorded at Jax in December of 2013. You can have a listen in the Bootleg Vault.....Enjoy!!!!

March 12, 2014 What a great Memorial Jam for Lee Ellison yesterday at The Outback in Killington, VT. Duane had a great time playing with Lee's sons Josh and Isaiah as well as Chris Pallutto and Bob Hesse. For a complete...well, probably near complete listing of people Duane has performed, recorded or opened for, check out the Biography Page. The Winter has been wild and wooly...and today is no exception as another 18 inches of snow come down. So many dates...so much recording, movie projects etc. Heck....Duane's still writing new tunes in his "spare" time. Speaking of dates, new adds have been made to the Schedule. Look forward to there being more and more dates added soon. Just to give your mind a little vacation from the Winter...how about a picture from Solarfest posted on The Backwoods Messiahs Page. Look for a bunch of new live videos of the band...things are in the works for the Summer and Fall....big news to come!!!!

February 28, 2014 Well....another great session at The Recording Company and the first round of mixes is nearly complete....we could not be happier with the new record..and we can't wait to share it!!! There are some things in talks right now for this album...you will be the first to know when we do. We have posted a few live cuts of DC playing a few tunes from the new record at a solo show on 11/10/2013 at Jax in The Bootleg Vault....actually, we were delighted to find some real gems at this show..and they are all free for you to enjoy! New dates and shows have been posted on the Schedule. Lots and lots of places and times to hear your fave DC tunes....bring a friend to a show...spread the word...

February 21, 2014 Tonight, Duane will be playing a great showcase at Nipper's in Manchester, VT from 7-10. More details and more shows are posted on the Schedule. Duane and the crew at The Recording Company have begun mixing "A Girl Like That" and are very, very excited about how this record is turning out. We have some cool photos for ya...check out the Family and Friends Page, and the Acoustic Gallery. The Winter schedule has been jamming. Duane has been cranking out shows and giving away a free disc of cover tunes for your entertainment...make sure to get yours. We have posted a new video from a 2012 Pickle Barrel show on the Video Page...as always, the most free goodies for you right here at DC Central....

February 12, 2014 Unfortunately, we are sad to report that due to the nasty weather we are expecting tomorrow night's show with Jim Gilmour has been postponed...not canceled, jus postponed. We will keep you in the loop as to the new date. This past weekend was incredible with all shows being packed. Franklin's was so good that we've added another date there this Friday....get yer Valentine's Day on! Thank you to Lauren and Holly for singing with Duane during the weekend...always too much fun....and to Ed....hope you feel better soon!

February 7, 2014 Look out tonight as Duane hits the stage at Franklin's in Proctor, VT from 7:00 - 10:00. He will be joined by singing phenom Alyssa Valerio and Matt Valerio. Don't forget the Turning of the Tide show with Jim Gilmour next week. All thee details are on the Schedule. Duane and Jim have played together off and on for many years. This will be a showcase of their original music. Real VT music folks. We have added a new picture to the Fan Photo Gallery...keep those photos coming. Watch for some exciting changes to the web site soon! Time to revamp. Duane's album, "Once Lost, Then Torn Down" is currently on Pandora (we've got our own channel...that's right) and now we have just had the cd, "Rust" accepted. It will be up soon....sweet....

January 31, 2014 Another great day at The Recording Company working on the new record! We are mixing tunes and we could not be more excited at how they are coming out!!! The artwork is in progress and things are moving forward. In fact, there are talks happening as we speak for Duane to sign with a new record label...look for things to be happening....We will be giving away a free CD of live tracks starting this weekend as a little "thank you" for your continued support. All tracks were recorded at shows in Killington, VT and were recorded by Matt Coffey. We have some really cool shows coming up too...Duane plays tonight at Nipper's in Manchester, VT from 7-10 and this will be a nice intimate show for date night. Next week Duane will venture to The Glimmerstone Mansion in Cavendish, VT and then plays a nice early show at Franklin's in Proctor, VT. Then, on the 13th he plays a special Valentine's show with longtime musical comrade Jim Gilmour as part of the Turn of The Tide Music Series. Get tickets and more info by going to the Schedule

January 26, 2014 We are delighted to announce that Duane Carleton has his own Pandora channel now!!!! Yeah!!!! We've got some really cool shows coming up...check out the show next Friday at Nipper's in Manchester, VT or the week after at The Glimmerstone Mansion in Cavendish or Franklin's in Proctor or the special Valentine's show with Jim Gilmour on 2/13......check out the schedule for details! We also will be giving away a free disc of cover tunes starting next weekend at The Foundry....free I tells ya...free. Too cool.

January 14, 2014 Have we got some goodies for you today! A whole bunch of new dates have been posted on the Schedule. So many chances to see Duane play all your fave tunes....early shows late shows.....whatever you would like. We loved seeing our good friends Kurt, Holly, Tom and Ed at The Clear River Tavern and of course, Holly knocked it out of the park singing with Duane at Jax on Sunday! It was also cool to meet and perform with Lyndsay at The Clear...two nights, two great guest singers...way cool. There are a number of photos of Holly singing with Duane in the Acoustic Gallery. We have also posted a couple of really cool videos of The Backwoods Messiahs playing acoustic at The Pickle Barrel in Killington, VT on the Video Page. If you want to see even more videos of DC you can try out the link to Duane's Youtube channel on the Links Page. Work resumes on Duane's next disc "A Girl Like That" and there are a few music videos in the works for tunes from this album....you'll get 'em when we get 'em and we can't wait. Duane has been in talks to sign with a new record label....more about this to come.....

January 3, 2014 Happy New Year to you! We have been cranking through the holiday season with a ton of shows. Duane had one young admirer (we think she was perhaps 4 years old) who is an aspiring guitar player. She made a lovely picture for Duane that we have posted in the Artist Gallery. We have also posted a nice pic in the Acoustic Gallery that was sent in by our friend Gina. Since it is the season of giving, we have posted another really cool live video from The Pickle Barrel 2012 show in the Video Gallery.....we are givers if nothing else. New shows for the new year are posted on the Schedule. We are looking forward to completing the album, "A Girl Like That" this year and getting this into your hot little hands...and ears. We are looking forward to seeing you at a show...

December 26, 2013 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! We have some goodies for you! As promised, we put out a free DVD of a 2012 Pickle Barrel show...and now we have begun to post videos on the Video Page....also free! Tonight, Duane makes his return to Manchester, VT by playing at Nipper's at The Stamford Hotel 7:30-10:30. We have some other new shows posted up on The Schedule...with more to come. Duane had a fabulous time performing with Jim Devlin at Jax in Killington, VT for the Local Yokel Pass Party...we have a photo posted on the Acoustic Gallery for your pleasure. Duane and The Backwoods Messiahs played for the Dennis Smith Benefit at the beginning of the month...we have posted a photo of this on the Electric Gallery. We are just about to start mixing Duane's next album, "A Girl Like That". Tracking is so very near completion and we look forward to mixing and mastering this next bit of sweetness for you....

"...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 - 

"WELL-CRAFTED, 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 - 

"TORRID GUITAR WORK...AND OVER THE TOP VOCALS...GOOD STUFF!"
- Metronome Magazine - 

"ORIGINAL 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 ALTERNATIVE MUSIC."
- The Folk Times - 

 

                        

 

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