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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF | AFM

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter




"Rosanne Cash (singer-songwriter, poet, novelist)"

“I’ve listened in admiration to Emily’s work for many years, as her songwriting grows deeper and richer. Her Melancholy-with-a-Backbeat, expertly woven songs are seductive and strong, and her dedication to her craft is inspiring. Added to that— this is a fantastic, tight band, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with myself.’ -

"Quote from Kevin Killen, Producer/Engineer (Elvis Costello, U2, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel)"

"EMILY DUFF BAND tracks have an energy about them, good structure and catchy melodies. The vocal performance's are consistently engaging, whilst the rhythm section has a youthfulness that is charming. The EMILY DUFF BAND reminds me of the energy found in the punk/new wave movement found in the late 70's early 80's in the U.K!" - personal quote/review

"Quote from Gary Lucas, Guitarist/Songwriter (Capt. Beefheart's Magic Band, Jeff Buckley, Joan Osborne)."

"Em Duff is a rough and ready mama with a heart of gold who can wrap herself around a song and make it come out sweet, hot, sexy and plaintive. Emily is a real-deal street diva ready to rock and rumble with the best of them." - Personal quote/review

"Fran Fried, hostess, "Franorama 2.0," cygnusradio.com."

"You might wonder how a woman who twangs so hard and sings so deeply comes from the Deep South -- of New York (the borough of Queens), looking like a punk from the late '70s/early '80s. Emily Duff just goes to show you that country is not a "product" of Nashville -- it's a state of mind, it resides in the heart, and she has plenty of heart. And yeah, she's for real, alright.” - -- Fran Fried, hostess, "Franorama 2.0," cygnusradio.com. -

"American Songwriter Daily Discovery"

HOMETOWN: Northport, Long Island

CURRENT LOCATION: Manhattan, New York City

AMBITIONS: Make good music with my brilliant band and laugh a lot…

TURN-OFFS: Mean people and cheap perfume.

TURN-ONS: Vintage guitars and cheap perfume.

DREAM GIG: Every gig is a dream, but I sure wouldn’t mind opening for Lucinda at The Beacon Theater in New York City

FAVORITE LYRIC: “It’s the homicidal bitchin’ that goes down in every kitchen to determine who will serve and who will eat…” Leonard Cohen

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Memory Motel”

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIK TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Patti Smith, and my grandmother Sylvia.


I WROTE THIE SONG BECAUSE…I am a reliable observer. - American Songwriter

"Go Tell Your Friends by Emily Duff"

I say Got Damn!!! This is downright filthy and fantastic. Gritty and raw! There is nothing like the feeling when you listen to something and it gives you that euphoric feeling. Go Tell Your Friends does that for me no other substances required. The first listen had me hooked. Duff’s vocals are a little gruff but lines up perfectly with the subject matter of her songs. Her songs tell stories about the ups and downs of life. She frames it in a way that is not depressing, but rather uplifting. I can’t get enough of this.

Emily was born and raised in NYC & started playing out in the late 80’s. Her music is described as a cross between Lucina Williams and Patti Smith. I think that description is perfect. She brings a punk rock sensibility to country music. The Emily Duff Band is Emily Duff on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Skip Ward on bass, Scott Aldrich on lead guitar & vocals, Kenny Soule on Drums, Charlie Giordano on keys and Sherryl Marshall on harmony vocals.

I beg you to go to her Bandcamp site and give her some love! She and her band deserve it. - Twangrila


MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS (Still Tracking Overdubs - Release date 2/14/17)




The Emily Duff Band takes many forms.  Emily as Solo, Emily & Scott a la guitar duet, Emily & Charlie on Accordion, acoustic trio with Skip on upright bass, etc. In full form, The Emily Duff Band is Emily Duff on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Skip Ward on upright & electric bass, Scott Aldrich on lead guitar & vocals, Kenny Soule on Drums, Charlie Giordano on keys and Sherryl Marshall on harmony vocals.

Band Members