Greg Dulli Preps First Live Solo Album
Former Afghan Whig and current Twilight Singer and Gutter Twin Greg Dulli’s next release has nothing to do with any of his various bands. In fact, it’s the first live album credited to Dulli as a solo artist.
Recorded in October 2007 at Seattle’s Triple Door as a benefit for local youth arts center the Vera Project, Live at Triple Door features songs from Dulli’s back catalog and covers that range from José González’s “Down the Line” to “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”.
While Live at Triple Door is technically a Dulli solo disc, he was anything but alone at the two shows from which the recordings were collected. Among the friends joining him on stage were Petra Haden and Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed, Brad).
Live at Triple Door arrives digitally via Dulli’s own Infernal Recordings on October 28.
Full Press Release
GREG DULLI TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE SOLO ALBUM LIVE AT TRIPLE DOOR
Album Available Worldwide Digitally On October 28th
October 14, 2008 – It was October of last year when Greg Dulli was asked to perform a benefit show for The Vera Project (a local music-arts center run by and for youth) in Seattle, WA. At the time, Dulli was in-between projects. His band, The Twilight Singers were on hiatus after a full year of touring, while his new project with Mark Lanegan, The Gutter Twins, wasn’t quite ready to be unveiled to the general public.
Rather than pass on the offer, he decided to improvise. Dulli assembled an eclectic collection of musicians including Petra Haden, Shawn Smith, Jeff Klein and Barb Antonio to reinterpret and recreate acoustically, some of his finest material over a two-night stand at the intimate Triple Door Theatre in downtown Seattle.
The highlights from these shows will now finally be released worldwide digitally as Live At Triple Door on October 28th on Dulli’s own Infernal Recordings label.
Performing a stripped down and subdued set, Dulli leads his band through a selection of Twilight Singers songs such as “King Only” and “Candy Cane Crawl,” a brand new (at the time) Gutter Twins song “Front Street” along with a mix of covers, including his first live version of Jose Gonzalez’s “Down The Line”. For a man that’s been known for his live performances, this release is shockingly the first ever full live album of Greg Dulli’s illustrious career.
“I was originally asked to perform alone but that prospect was terrifying to me, so I asked Petra to come along,” commented Dulli. “Then I thought ‘Jeff’s done this a million times, I’ll bring him too.’ I hadn’t played with Shawn or Barb in ten years and they lived in Seattle, so I called them and what started as a potentially scary situation turned into a beautiful band without all the clanging and banging. And I could actually hear myself onstage for once and sang (mostly) in key.”
Dulli’s current project, The Gutter Twins will be performing at this year’s Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans on October 24th and the band be returning to the East Coast of the U.S. for four shows in early November (Philly, Brooklyn, D.C. and Boston).
Full Track Listing For Live At Triple Door:
Candy Cane Crawl
Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair
That’s Just How That Bird Sings
Isn’t It A Pity/Atlantis
Down The Line