Greg Dulli Goes Solo, Acoustic

One of Cincinnati’s favorite sons, Greg Dulli, is slated to release a live album on Oct. 28. The album will be credited to just Dulli (only his second “solo” release, following the studio project, Amber Headlights) and will feature some acoustic versions of songs from throughout his career. Live At Triple Door is being released digitally through Dulli’s own Infernal Recordings imprint.  

The set is said to be “stripped down” and mostly acoustic. The album was recorded around this time last year at the Triple Door in Seattle, where Dulli played a two-night benefit show for The Vera Project, a Seattle arts and music center run for and by “youth.” Dulli originally was going to do the show by himself, but ultimately he put together a band to back him (Twilight Singers were on hiatus and The Gutter Twins project was still being built). The band features cellist Barb Antonio, a former Cincinnatian who used to play with local band Roundhead, singer/keyboardist Shawn Smith (of Brad, Pigeonhed and Satchel fame), singer/violinist Petra Haden (who has played with that dog, The Rentals and The Decemberists) and Jeff Klein, who Dulli has worked with in the Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins.

The album features covers like Jose Gonzalez’s “Down The Line” and “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair,” a mash of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity” and (presumably) Donovan’s “Atlantis,” Twilight Singers songs like “King Only,” an early version of the Gutter Twins “Front Street” and a track called “Tonight” that I’m hoping is the Whigs song from Congregation.

In other recent news, Dulli's Twilight Singers are also featured on the soundtrack to the film Choke, with "There's Been an Accident."

— Mike Breen

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