"Play The Blues"! This is quite frankly an album of Blues that everyone needs to hear and have in their collection. Doug your composing with Dan Sumner is absolutely brilliant with each and every song of the highest calibre and each and every one was instantly my favourite such is the quality. There is obviously years of paying your dues collectively here on this album as such talent doesn't just appear overnight. Traveling down well worn roads playing at well worn venues and festivals has honed you into an amazing singer with a special tonality that is the essence of the Blues. Added to that your impeccable keyboard playing and l for one honestly believe your influences of Professor Longhair and Dr. John and very proud of what you have achieved and very confident that you are indeed a worthy torch bearer for them. Fellow composer, percussionist, backing vocalist Dan Sumner is without a doubt one of the finest guitarists on the scene today displaying wonderful tonality, touch and feel throughout. He is simply sublime and breathtaking in his playing. Very few can achieve the level he displays on this album. The rhythm section of drummer Adam Ryland and bassist Benjamin Ford are stunning in their ability to get in the pocket and maintain to best cadence throughout each song. Throughout the album there is the most gorgeous of backing singing led by Dan Sumner and it lifts the album to the stratosphere, the perfect inclusion on the songs. This aggregation certainly have produced one of the most consistent high quality albums l have heard for some time with each and every song a stand alone masterpiece. The album isn't filled with computer tricks or histrionics but rather talent and damn fine Blues. Now isn't that what we all want in out music today? For me it is and this album gives me all of that and more. Now do yourself the biggest favour and get your copy of "Play The Blues", you wont need to thank me even though you will want to!
-Peter Merrett PBS106.7 Melbourne Australia
Doug Duffey and BADD are a band to be reckoned with for their brilliant musicianship, love of the blues, diversity in musical expression and dedication to keeping it real. This is an outstanding album and highly recommended for listeners of blues music in all its immense and varied ways.David Roman-The Mystery Train
The Play The Blues album will be great for 50 minutes of your time, and Doug Duffey and BADD will show you that they justified their story very well that they were born for "Play The Blues." See why.- Blues Corner, Soundguardian (Croatia)
If you love the blues or just plain great music, then add this one to your collection today.-Indie Voice Blog Review
Duffey is joined by Ben Ford, Adam Ryland and Dan Sumner, who has quickly become one of my favorite contemporary guitarists. When I listen to this album; I find myself identifying with the song and finding strength and comfort in the lyrics…getting several good laughs in the process. This one hit all the right buttons. It’s blues and R&B, funky, mysterious and kind on the ears. This is truly the music of Louisiana on a small platter. Duffey is a man of vision and a great storyteller…and the supporting cast is spot on and able to help bring it all to life. ‘Nuff said. Doug Duffey and Badd are the real deal. – Bill Wilson (Reflections in Blue)
Their latest album is entitled “Play The Blues,” and, folks, that is sho’ nuff exactly what they do! The band’s myriad of influences and styles are on full display over the course of these nine original cuts.
-Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.
A load of swamp blues and rock, this is a solid dose of that kind of stuff you always find infectious. Well done. -Midwest Record
This fine collection of rockin’ blues, soul and classic R&B adds to that legacy and continues to
prove he and his BADD cohorts were indeed born to “Play The Blues.” -Bluesfestival Magazine(Germany)
Three and a half stars! (out of 4)- La Hora Del Blues, Spain
I recommend you get acquainted with them soon!
-Professor Johnny P’s Juke Joint