Guava Duff

Guava Duff

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Biography

Songwriter, singer, and guitarist for Guava Duff, Larson Sutton grew up in a farmhouse on a small island in Rhode Island. Why is this important? Because Guava Duff is the musical equivalent of 25 years spent appreciating a rural folk lifestyle rocked by gentle and sometimes volatile ocean rhythms.

“I tend to write most of my songs with some kind of experience behind it. It may sound unusual but snow on a barn or sunrise over the water inspires me as much as any sound”, says Sutton.

The songs on Guava’s Duff’s debut, “Two Days Until Tomorrow,” were largely written after trips to London and the Bahamas. For their recent release, “Does It Matter?” the songs were less inspired by particular destinations, then by an overall desire to feel like one was in the studio as they recorded. “I was trying to capture a working band. It’s my hope that what you hear is not just a collection of songs, but the sound of a band in a small garage studio, amps bleeding over, the energy released the moment they got it the way they liked it.”

During the six years spent on the road full-time, Sutton had the honor of playing with Phish, Blues Traveler, moe., G Love and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. “Those were the guys I emulated and, on occasion, jammed alongside,” recalls Sutton. “I learned so much from those bands.”

Having now relocated in Southern California, Sutton teamed up with drummer Jim O’Brien, a Boston native, and the two musicians formed Guava Duff.

Discography

Does It Matter?
Two Days Until Tomorrow