Spring European Tour 2018

Dudley Taft Band Spring European Tour 2018

March 26 - May 6, 2018

 

Often enough, it all starts and ends with a bottle of whiskey. This being the tenth tour of Europe since 2012, I know this…

Summer Rain Tour - Fall 2017

After touring around northern Europe seven times, I felt quite comfortable starting the eighth tour. I was a bit intimidated driving around these foreign countries at first, but now I have the hang of it and even know what most…

Summer Rain Blog

Time sure seems to fly on by. Since starting my own band in 2008, a lot has happened. I left Seattle in 2011, lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for two years and in Cincinnati, Ohio for four. During that…

2016 European Tour Blog Supplimental

Like I said, the weather was fantastic and I thought planning the tour around my birthday would allow us all a chance to do some traveling and exploring that we couldn't do while playing shows. The boys went on their…

2016 European Tour Blog Part 2

After our first few Polish shows and a long drive, we made it back to our Dutch HQ: Castle Lammers.  Our hosts, Anko and Helga always take great care of us. We had one day off there to do a…

2016 European Tour Blog Part 1

European Tour Blog 2016 Part 1 
  
It was a great time of year to play my 6th European tour! We had the best weather of any of these tours by far. Most of northern Europe where we play (Netherlands, Germany…

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Keeping It Fresh

Keeping it fresh: 
  
I started playing guitar at age 12, and I will turn 50 this year, putting me at about 38 years of experience on that instrument. 
  
When I started playing, I started composing almost immediately. After having an…

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Skin and Bones

My latest album, Skin and Bones, to be released on October 16th, 2015, on the American Blues Artist Group label was written and recorded a bit differently than my last three records.
 
I wanted this album to…

2015 European Tour Blog Part 4

So, with 2 hours of sleep we took turns driving and hightailed it to Berlin. Destination: the Marriott hotel. Hello sheets, hello king size beds! Hahaha...

Berlin was not what I expected. Having been to Franfkurt, I was anticipating a…

2015 European Tour Blog Part 3

What better place to play for us in Middleburg, Zeeland than Bar American? Ha ha.

Middleburg is on the southern coast of the Netherlands on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic. It's not far from Oostburg, a…

2015 European Tour Blog Part 2

We were leisurely investigating the castle, taking our time and enjoying the sights when I checked the email that listed the address for our next gig in Burghaun. It was about 12:30 pm, and I noticed that the gig started…