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Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews Celebrate New CD “The Empress” at The Trailside Café On June 1st

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Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews

Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews

Who: Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews
Where: The Trailside Cafe
When: Friday June 1, 2012

Cape Breton fiddle master Dwayne Côté and Newfoundland guitar maestro Duane Andrews will celebrate the release of their new CD, “The Empress” with a concert at The Trailside Café, Mount Stewart, onFriday, June 1st at 8:00pm.

Well deserving of its royal moniker Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews’ sophomore album The Empress is certainly set to impress. Like their debut self-titled album, The Empress finds a striking balance between the rich complexities of the music they play and the simple instrumentation of only a fiddle and a guitar.

Those who love their signature style, mixing the traditional music of Cape Breton and Newfoundland with gypsy and jazz sounds showcased on their first multi-award winning album (2010), will be delighted with the new tracks which include a tribute to Cape Breton greats Winston Fitzgerald and Estwood Davidson as well as a modern instrumental interpretation of the Newfoundland classic “Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s”. With the addition of selections from Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler and French Gypsy guitarist Gusi Malha, their pallet  broadens with a hint of global flair. This, combined with new original tunes from both Côté and Andrews, culminates in a well crafted album that seamlessly blends the old with the new.

Multi-award winning guitarist Duane Andrews has literally brought his music around the world from his home in Newfoundland to Tasmania, Australia with stops in between at the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz  festivals to name a few. The late great John Allen Cameron simply said it all about fiddler Dwayne Côté whom he called “the best kept secret in Celtic Music”.

Last year saw the duo take home the Triple Crown of Atlantic music prizes for their self-titled debut CD with ECMA, MusicNL and MusicNS wins along with the international 2011 Independent Music Award in the instrumental album category. Based on early reactions to their new CD “The Empress” it’s more than a safe bet that Dwayne and Duane will continue to impress.

Don’t miss Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews on Friday, June 1st at The Trailside Café, Mount Stewart.  Dining is available from 6:30pm. Show starts at 8:00pm. For dinner reservations phone The Trailside at 902- 676-3130.  For tickets and more info visit:

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