Jazz & Roots Happy Hour Ducharne-Jones Band
Ducharme-Jones features the songwriting and performances of Dave and Annie Ducharme-Jones. Their debut album Strangest Things (2016) was produced and recorded at The Track Shack, their home studio in South Austin. Long known for his stellar guitar performances, David’s past releases included Weeds (2009) and A LOUD Guitar (2012) on which Annie joined him on background vocals and live performances. But soon after they began co-writing, discovering a new facet of their relationship, and the thing they’ll tell you they love the most about their writing partnership is the eclectic nature of the songs they bring to life. The songs are snippets of their own history including upbeat roots-rocker “Red Roses” and “Two Satellites”, alongside moody and ambient “Of the Water”, whimsical, jazzy “Wherever You Go”, and funky “The Girl Is Gone.” Annie steps into lead vocals on rootsey-rockers “I Don’t Need You,” “Crazy Heart,” and “I Was Wrong.”
Ducharme-Jones recently relocated to Des Moines, Iowa and performs regularly at the city’s best listening rooms, and every performance is a little different. Their full band features some of Des Moines’ finest players, and some nights the set list includes all originals, and some nights they pull in some of their favorite covers or debut a new song to test the waters. If you can find your way to one of their club dates, come prepared to enjoy a little Austin flavor in the heart of the Midwest.
The Basement // 5:30 pm – 7:30pm // $7 // all ages