Los Duggans New Release, HARD WAYS
From the piney backwoods between Billy Bragg and Captain Beefheart come Los Duggans, an electric folk-punk-blues foursome burning through murder ballads (a fearsome “Pretty Polly”) and urging workers to “rise up!” That exact kind of thing got Joe Hill and Upton Sinclair arrested—and then made them famous—and so naturally it works great for a hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll band, too. The Monks’ banjo masher Dave Day and the ferocious latter-day Link Wray (whose ripping country-rock albums on Polydor Los Duggans must surely know and love) would both find things be proud of in the Duggans’ new Hard Ways. Like the man once said, there is pow’r in a band of workingmen.
- Chris Ziegler
OC Weekly, August 2009
Have your lighters ready alongside your raised fists. Los Duggans is the fiercest quartet this side of the Mississippi. They first came of notice at the Sundance film festival, where they accompanied the controversial live performance "Proving Ground.– A piece that Village Voice called –one of the only Sundance products that wasn't for sale."
This is music aimed squarely at your belly. Mixing genres like a marinade, they play their own brand of Appalachian/ metal/ blues/ punk…distorted guitars raging with banjo, gut bucket beating along with a modern drum kit.
Los Duggans have opened for such greats as Bob Log III, Joe Buck Yourself and John Doe. In 2007, they released their debut album, Calvary - Ten raucous songs of pure LA Death Folk.
Los Duggans is:
Dylan Wilkerson - National, Banjo, Lead Vocals
Peter "Whiskey" Sheffer - Washtub Bass, Harmonica, Lead Vocals
Adriel "Capt Moonlight" Hernandez - Drums
Miguel Hernandez - Electric Guitar
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