Duo de Twang is a country music duo formed in 2012. It features Primus bass guitarist Les Claypool and M.I.R.V. guitarist Bryan Kehoe, who is also Claypool's friend since high school.
The duo was originally conceived as a one-off gig for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival in San Francisco. Claypool decided to continue with the band after a camping trip he took with his son. The band started performing at various venues and festivals, including McKittrick Hotel and Jam Cruise.
The band released its debut album, Four Foot Shack, on February 4, 2014 via ATO Records. The album features original songs and covers from various artists, including Bee Gees and Alice in Chains, as well as Primus, Claypool's own band.
The band's inspirations include jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, country musicians Johnny Horton, Jerry Reed and Vernon Dalhart, and "hillbilly music from the '30s and '40s." The band's music features a simple guitar and bass arrangement with occasional use of banjo and mini-tambourine.
Duo De Twang tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Apr 2014.
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