The Doughnut Boys featuring Dan Eccles
Voodoo Doughnut Recordings is proud to announce its inaugural release, a big-hole 7" split single by The Doughnut Boys and Pink Boxxes. The A-side, "It Ain't No Cupcake (Workin' at Voodoo Doughnut)," by the Doughnut Boys, is a scintillating dance track featuring what is very likely Chris Newman on guitar and what are without doubt vocals by John "Posterboy" Durban, the Old Town freelance custodian and musical super-fan who is also famous for downhill skiing and cleaning in the nude. The B-Side, "Cheap Bastard" by Pink Boxxes, is straight-ahead rock.
The mastermind behind both tracks, as well the vocalist on "Cheap Bastard," is Portland native Dan Eccles. Chances are you've seen Dan with a guitar strap around his neck on many stages around Portland, or perhaps behind the counter at Old Town Music before they moved across the river to Sandy Blvd. He's a triple cancer, a strawberry blonde and all around swell guy! Over the past two decades, Dan has played with the Moxy Love Crux, King Black Acid, Fernando, Warren Pash, The Marquis de Suave, Fist City, JHell, Laurel Lee, Richmond Fontaine, Hog Wild and Lewi Longmire. The inaugural release on Voodoo Doughnut Recordings marks Dan's first project as orchestrator and front man.
Catch his in-store appearance at Music Millennium on Wed., Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. See him live at the historic Matador (1967 W. Burnside) at 10 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 30, in his official record-release show along with the Deep Fried Boogie Band.