Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s blues-rock power trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, will release its much anticipated new single, ‘Broken‘ on Friday, April 30th, 2021 worldwide – on all digital platforms. Recorded at 8 Days a Week Studios in Northumberland, PA by revered engineer/ producer and former Badlees/Cellarbirds bassist, Paul Smith, the tune (the group’s first new music since 2018’s full length album, ‘Break It Down’) proves once and for all that the blues-rock genre is most definitely, alive and well.
Accompanying the song will be the release of DDEG’s video for ‘Broken‘. The video was directed by award winning director, Jonathan Edwards and shot in the band’s hometown in the historical Irem Temple Theatre. Currently a restoration project, the theatre was Wilkes-Barre’s primary performing arts venue in the early 1900’s and known for its Moorish Revival Architecture, towering minarets and stained-glass dome. “The fact this beautiful, ‘Broken’ theatre exists right in our backyard is amazing,” says Douglas. “There was no doubt this was the perfect location for this new video.”
‘Broken‘ has all the classic Dustin Douglas and The Electric Gentlemen elements – sexy grooves, infectious rhythm, and Douglas’ soaring guitar work and unmistakable vocal. “‘Broken’ is a very good sonic explanation of who we are as a band,” says Douglas. “Classic rock with a modern twist. We do our best to carry the torch of our power trio forefathers. The spirit of “The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Cream, and Mountain runs deep in my veins.”
‘Break It Down’ found itself on the Top 20 RMR (Roots Music Report) Blues Rock Album Charts and the Top 10 Pennsylvania Album Charts since its release. The album has also charted on, The Blues Album Charts, The Blues Singles Charts and The Blues Rock Single Charts.
Additionally, DDEG have won numerous Steamtown Music Awards
DDEG also received an Independent Blues Music Award nomination for Blues/Rock Song of The Year for ‘Out of My Mind‘ in 2019.
The band will celebrate the release of the new single and video with its first (limited capacity) theatre show of the year and first since the pandemic in Jim Thorpe, PA at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 8pm. “As if the new single and video aren’t enough to be excited about, to get back on the stage at such a beautiful theatre after such a long break to celebrate this release will be beyond special,” says Douglas.
‘Broken‘ is set to blast Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen’s already soaring trajectory into a whole new level of success.