Notes from the Road - Cuff The Duke
By Wayne Petti on Oct 24, 2011
Notes from the Road, Volume 1:
Notes from the Road is Music Canada’s artist tour diary. Canadian
artists on tour around the world will share their stories of fans, gigs
and the “good, bad and the ugly” of touring!
Our day started out pretty early leaving Winnipeg by 8:30am (which is early for a band) en route to Regina. On our way we stopped at a restaurant in Virden, Manitoba called the Elegant Moose. The name was a little misleading but it was better than stopping at yet another chain restaurant...I think.
The guys and I were pretty excited about the show that night because CBC Radio 2 was recording the show for Canada Live. We were playing the Exchange which is a venue we had played several times in the past to varying degrees of success but on this night we sold it out! It was an awesome time! By the end of the night we were all feeling really good about the show. It's always awesome when all the hard work of touring pays off with a show like that.
Wayne Petti is one quarter of Cuff The Duke, playing Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Piano and Lead Vocals. Cuff The Duke just released their latest album, Morning Comes, on Paper Bag Records. The band is currently touring Canada with Hooded Fang.
Cuff The Duke on Tour:
SAT OCT 1 Vankleek Hill, ON Vankleek Hill Fair
TUE OCT 4 Toronto, ON Harry Rosen, 7:30 pm
THU OCT 6 Toronto, ON Soundscapes, 7 pm
WED OCT 19 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Loplop Lounge+
THU OCT 20 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks+
FRI OCT 21 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre+
SAT OCT 22 Regina, SK The Exchange+
TUE OCT 25 Black Diamond, AB The Stop Coffee House
WED OCT 26 Lethbridge, AB The Slice+
THU OCT 27 Canmore, AB Communitea Cafe+
FRI OCT 28 Calgary, AB Dicken’s Pub+
SAT OCT 29 Nelson, BC The Royal+
TUE NOV 1 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar+
WED NOV 2 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl+
FRI NOV 4 Edmonton, AB The Haven Social Club+
SAT NOV 5 Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s+
WED NOV 9 Hamilton, ON Casbah+
THU NOV 10 Barrie, ON The Mansion+
FRI NOV 11 London, ON Call the Office+
SAT NOV 12 Ottawa, ON Maverick's+
SUN NOV 13 Guelph, ON eBar+
WED NOV 16 Waterloo, ON The Starlight+
THU NOV 17 Peterborough, ON Red Dog+
FRI NOV 18 Kingston, ON Grad Club+
SAT NOV 19 Kingston, ON Grad Club+
FRI NOV 25 Toronto, ON The Horseshoe
SAT NOV 26 Toronto, ON The Horseshoe
+ with Hooded Fang
Cuff the Duke is: Wayne Petti (Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars), Paul Lowman (Bass, Vocals), Francois Turenne (Guitar, Pedal Steel) and A.J. Johnson (Drums).
Music Canada Editor: Have you ever seen Cuff the Duke live? Will you be checking out any of the dates on this tour?