Les Claypool reveals plans for new project

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Les Claypool has revealed plans for his new project, Duo de Twang. The bass guitar virtuoso, best known as the frontman for Primus, will team up with his old buddy Bryan Kehoe for the project. The duo will release an album and hit the road for a tour that stops in Massachusetts for a performance at The Sinclair in Cambridge on Saturday, March 1. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for $26.

Duo de Twang, an Americana/rootsy fueled project, will release their debut album Four Foot Shack on February 74. Inspired by campfire sing-alongs with his son on camping trips, the duo was originally conceived as a one-off performance for San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival but evolved into a full recording project. The resulting album features 15 tracks, mixing re-worked songs from throughout his catalogue to a range of covers from the Bee Gees to The Chantays and Alice in Chains to Johnny Horton. Fans can get a taste of the project with their rendition of the Primus classic “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”, which is streaming below.

“A lot of it is just stumbling across it,” explained Claypool of the duo’s song selection in a press release. “You’re twanging away, and then all of a sudden, something just comes out. And then you laugh about it…or you don’t. And then you move on. There are tons of songs that we’ve stumbled across, and these ones just happened to be the ones that stuck.”

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