Introducing Uncle Duane’s Band

Article Contributed by Dennis McNally | Published on Friday, May 31, 2019

Los Angeles is bursting with musicians, but few can boast resumes on the order of Paul Ill (bass, vocals), Mark Tremaglia (guitar and vocals), Randy Ray Mitchell (guitar, vocals), and Dan Potruch (drums).  Live and in the studio, they’ve played with such artists as Linda Perry, Courtney Love, Mick Taylor, Matt Sorum, Daniel Lanois, Jackie DeShannon, Elvin Bishop, Warren Zevon, Donna Summer, Billy Bob Thornton, Deron Johnson, and Keb’ Mo.

In the trade, they are what is called “first call” players, and they deliver without fail.  After years of perfecting their craft at the service of others, they craved a band of their own, which became The Disreputable Few.  The Few was fun, and began to build a reputation.  They released Ain’t Who I Was and got an excellent response.

But then the Few backed both Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band) at special events, and something ignited in their collective musical brain.  Along with the originals that they were coming up with, they started finding extreme satisfaction in sandwiching Dead and Allman Brothers songs together – “One Way Out” into “Bertha,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” into “Dark Star.”  They tried it out in public, and the audiences went bananas.

And so we bid a fond farewell to The Disreputable Few and introduce you to Uncle Duane’s Band.  They’ll knock your socks off.  They’re touring the South in June, and will pop up at your neighborhood music hall sometime soon.  Their first release, Uncle Duane’s Band, will come out in July 16, 2019.

Do not miss this.

The Seven Sons Tour, with Tyler Boone, sponsored by Boone’s Bourbon

June 1, Sat. - Rebirth Festival, Austin Parish/Empire Control Room, Austin, TX

June 2, Sun. - Bottle and Tap, Baton Rouge, LA

June 3, Mon. - Blue Canoe, Tupelo, MS

June 4, Tues. - The Nick, Birmingham, AL

June 5, Weds. - The Basement, Nashville, TN

June 6, Thurs. - Wicked Weed, Asheville, NC

June 7, Fri. - The Creek Stage at the Rookery, Presented by the Big House Museum, Macon, GA

June 8, Sat. - The Rooftop Bar, Georgia Theater, Athens, GA

June 9, Sun. - Vinyl, Atlanta, GA