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Massive European tour (and new album) for adventurer Carrington MacDuffie

In life and in art, Carrington MacDuffie is an adventurer. A New York native who now splits her time between Austin and Seattle – after a decade beachside in Los Angeles – she travels the globe and joyfully explores diverse universes of thought and practice. Whether making music, writing poetry, voicing works of literature, piloting a fixed-wing airplane, or savoring the zen-like concentration of target shooting, she is led by her passion for creativity, and her endless fascination with exploring both the world outside and her inner muses.

As a singer-songwriter, Carrington first released work in 2014. Her love for music was originally sparked in early childhood while listening to the records that her dad, a huge music aficionado, was spinning — Teddy Wilson, Beethoven, Herb Alpert, Hudson River folk, Scottish marches, the Mamas and the Papas, Arlo Guthrie, classic rock, and the Beatles, among many other artists and genres. Those far-reaching influences weave through her entire body of work, and stand out in her new album, Kiss Make Better (2018), recorded last year in Nashville.

The thirteen-song album took shape when she was gleaning her repertoire with an eye toward material to pitch for film and television synchronization. With a wealth of music with cinematic inclinations, what emerged is a collection of songs – some new, some spanning a few years, and a pair of covers – that are atmospheric, brimming with emotionality, desire and resistance, and full of compelling sonic space.

The title track came to sum up what Carrington sees as the album’s overall theme – the healing and redemptive power of erotic love. She notes, “If Marvin Gaye said it, he’d say ‘Sexual Healing.” It’s a song both lusty and delicate, with potent lead guitar from Tim Galloway. The second track, the yearning “Red Kiss, Blue Halo,” is about the spiritual aspect of erotic love. “It came out of a time when I was writing a lot of poetry, and working with my dreams. I was also deep into sacred geometry and symbology, and creating forms and images using a protractor and various visual media. I was looking at the world through that lens.”

Other highlights include the reggae-influenced “Love Chased Me,” the psychedelic infused “Rising Sun” and “Come for Me,” “I Let You Kiss Me” – contemplation on what goes through a woman’s mind between a first, and possibly second kiss – and “Over Again,” featuring a riveting electric sitar part. Carrington’s ethereal cover of Rodgers & Hart’s “Blue Moon” reinvents the classic as a mystical wish rather than as a lament. The other cover, “Why Can’t He Be You,” written by Hank Cochran and popularized by Patsy Cline, is the one song not recorded in Nashville. Carrington’s rocking version, which remakes Cline’s torch with punk, was produced in Austin by Scott Clark, who also plays lead guitar. She says, “It struck me that the singer might not just be sad and heartbroken, she could also be frustrated and pissed off, ’cause she’s ready to move on. I just picked up my uke one day and started singing it like that.”

Other than “Why Can’t He Be You,” Kiss Make Better was produced by Steve Freeman, and mixed and mastered by John D. Kennedy. In addition to Carrington on vocals, the band — which she totally adores

for their musicianship and camaraderie – includes: David Dorn (keyboards, and known as “the secret weapon”), Tim Galloway (guitar/electric sitar/ukulele), Tim Denbo (bass), and Grady Saxman (drums/percussion/programming). It follows up Carrington’s 2017 EP Rock Me to Mars. She will promote the new album via a spring tour of Europe including Paris, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, London, and Scotland, followed by subsequent U.S. dates.

Carrington is also busy with her career as a renowned and versatile voice actor, and has recently done the narrations for audiobooks including the first reading of Katharine Graham’s Pulitzer Prize winning memoir “Personal History,” and “The Dance of the Dissident Daughter,” a memoir of spiritual awakening from “The Spiritual Life of Bees” author Sue Monk Kidd – as well as syndicated self-help columnist’s Amy Alkon’s “Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.” Previously, she voiced biographies of Joni Mitchell, Pussy Riot, and Jack Kerouac, and video games including World of

Warcraft,” in which she plays a shamanic Scottish Dwarf.

In Spring of 2018, she launches her podcast “Voice of a Muse.” Twice a month, she will present outside- the-box, thought provoking topics seen through her deeply considered, humorous, and philosophical perspective.

Going forward, Carrington will venture forth to engage and inspire audiences with the intimate power of words, music, and voice in all her endeavors.

APR 30
April 30
Atelier CLUNST
Cologne, Germany
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MAY 01
Shakespeare's Pub
Herdecke, Germany
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MAY 02
Snuffel
Brugge, Belgium
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MAY 03
Radio Centraal
Antwerp, Belgium
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May 4th,
The Canadian Embassy Pub 
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MAY 05
Belushi's
Paris, France
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MAY 08
Radio Weser TV
Delmenhorst, Germany
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MAY 08
Hafen Casino
Bremen, Germany
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MAY 09
Bildungsstätte Bredbeck
Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany
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MAY 10
Spatz & Wal
Unna, Germany
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MAY 11
Zennegat 13
Mechelen, Belgium
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MAY 12
Wim´s Muziekkelder
Doetinchem, Netherlands
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MAY 12
Café Merleyn
Doetinchem, Netherlands
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MAY 14
Brasserie-Clubhaus
Syke, Germany
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MAY 15
Theatersaal Universität Bremen
Bremen, Germany
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MAY 15
Shakespeare´s Theater-Pub im Weyher Theater
Weyhe, Germany
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MAY 16
Kanal 21
Bielefeld, Germany
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MAY 17
Café Raum und Zeit
Hamburg, Germany
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MAY 18
Hammehafen Worpswede
Worpswede, Germany
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MAY 19
Prinz Willy
Kiel, Germany
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MAY 20
BuS Huchting
Bremen, Germany
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MAY 21
oldenburg eins
Oldenburg In Holstein, Germany
MAY 21
Litfaß Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Germany
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MAY 22
Heldenbar
Bremen, Germany
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MAY 23
Arinas Café
Bremen, Germany
Tillmann Hahn's Gasthaus
Kühlungsborn, Germany
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MAY 25
Zollhaus Leer
Leer (Ostfriesland), Germany
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MAY 26
Sonnendeck
Varel, Germany
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MAY 27
Wilhadi Gemeinde
Bremen, Germany
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UK Dates 6th June till 24 June TBC Booking now on The Euro House Concert Hub Click Here only a couple to fill 

Only a couple of dates remaining (thank you friends of the House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show)

  • England
  • June - 5th Whitstable Channel FM 5pm & Sheerness Sheppey FM Wayward Ellen Boys Special 7pm
  • June 6th Lewes & Brighton venues TBC
  • June 7th available
  • June 8th 9th Glastonbury Fringe (venues TBC)
  • June 10th 2pm Bristol Kingsdown Vaults
  • June 11th 7,30 Bath Festival Fringe St. James Street Wine Vaults,
  • June 12 Siren FM (pre record) 
  • June 13 Loin FM (pre record
  • Scotland –
  • June 14 Perth Heartland FM afternoon Dunkeld Taybank Hotel evening
  • June 15 Oban venue TBC
  • June 16 Colonsay (visiting the MacDuffie Family Graves Venue TBA)
  • June 17 Glasgow Sunny Govan Radio Time 2pm MacSorleys  Music Bar 6pm 
  • June 18th Edinburgh Radio Summerhall (prerecord 2pm) & Impromptu 20 min set at The Bluebird Cafe 5pm 
  • June 19th Robs Birthday Beach Party Nairn Beach 
  • June 20 Loch Broom FM pop Up Medicine show 5pm Ullapool Ferryboat Inn Sessions 7.30 ,
  • June 21 Inverness Velocity Cafe Sessions
  • June 22 Stornoway Isle FM 5pm Lewis solstices sunset Callanish Stones  Venue TBC
  • June 23 Muir of Ord Emma Mitchell's Cabin Fever House Concert 8pm

Carrington captured live on her 30 date European tour by The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile in Zennedat 13 near Antwerp Belgium.

 

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58 pts.
It's All Good
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CRS,JB,TK
3
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55 pts.
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HDB,CVL,DHO
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Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
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Western Centuries
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MF
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GF
 
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County Seat
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22 pts.
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GC,FC
 
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20
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21 pts.
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22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
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23
David Starr
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HM
24
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