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Our self-titled, debut CD is now online. Please click through to your favorite online outlet, have a listen, post a review or even purchase a download of your favorite songs there!

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Dana and Dane are joined on this Scott Blinn-produced CD by John Perkins on drums and Stan Pachter on Bass guitar

Dana Duplan plays a Vintage 47 Chicago Blues Tone Twin Valco-style amplifier on the album.

For booking information:
cadillacwreckers@gmail.com
or phone: 619-639-2722

About the Band


Cadillac Wreckers play traditional yet uptown, swinging, urbane American music, steeped in the roots of vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing and R&B. Their music is at once contemporary and familiar, yet somehow reminiscent of the dance halls, speakeasies and juke joints of an era past.

photo: Dave McGhee

Guitarist Dana Duplan and Harmonica player Dane Terry founded the 'Wreckers to play music born from the classic sides they love, combined with their own arrangements and energy. They sprinkled in a good mix of tunes from artists like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Guitar Slim, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, T-Bone Walker, Little Walter, Hound-dog Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Amos Milburn, George "Harmonica" Smith, Willie Dixon and others. Before long, they started collaborating on original blues music together.

photo: Dave McGhee
Cadillac Wreckers brings classic American roots music alive with a sophistication, swing and feel seldom heard today. Whether you're into dancing or just grooving along with the band, Cadillac Wreckers is the vehicle that will carry you away to another time and place with their soulful intent, inventive instrumental improvisations and incredibly tight, solid performance.




Dana Duplan - guitar, vocals

photo: Dave McGhee
Dana Duplan has had a guitar in his hands since he began walking, starting with a plastic “toy” guitar, progressing to a home made “cigar box” guitar, and ultimately his first “real” guitar at age 10. He began playing in bands in elementary school, and has performed with various groups continually since that time. With a father from Louisiana, and a mother from Texas, there was always good music around the house. Dana’s formal introduction to the Blues was at age 14 by his 1st guitar teacher, who introduced him to the 3 Kings, Muddy Waters, Mike Bloomfield, and many others. While other kids were asking for bicycles for their 14th birthday, Dana asked for tickets to his first concert: a dream lineup of B.B. King, Freddie King, and Albert Collins. It was pretty much over then, and Dana was hooked. As a dedicated scholar of the Blues, his interests span from pre-war acoustic Blues, to West Coast, Chicago, and Texas electric styles, as well as British Blues, first encountered while in his teens. He has honed is skills performing in a variety of settings for over 40 years.

Dana states: “My dedication and enthusiasm for my craft burns as strong today as it did on the day that I strummed my first note, and my affiliation with Cadillac Wreckers is a culmination of that passion.”

Dane Terry -harmonica, vocals

Co-founder Dane Terry also started early - in fact, he received his first harmonica from his folks before he was in school. Dane 'caught fire with the blues' as a young adult.
From singing in church as a child to accompanying some of San Diego's best-known roots musicians, to leading several Blues bands of his own, to founding a harmonica Trio (just for fun),  Dane's harmonica has taken him all over San Diego, from street fairs to Folk Festivals, Country Jams to Jazz venues. Dane's experience is as varied as his musical passion and background.
A self-taught player of multiple instruments,  Dane draws his musical inspiration from the Gospel, Country, Jazz and  Blues his musician parents exposed him to from birth, and from American roots music of the 1930s to the 1960s.

Venues

The Cadillac Wreckers crew have been making great music in San Diego for a good long time. These are some of the venues they've performed at:

ArtLab
Dizzy's Jazz
Gator By The Bay
Hooley's 
House of Blues, San Diego
Humphrey's Backstage Live!
KSDS Jazz88
The Lyceum
Main Tap Tavern
Skybox Sports Bar
Spring Harp Fest 
Tio Leo's 



Additional Venues

The Harp
Hooley's
Hennesey's

Joltin Joe's
Jose's Courtroom 

La Gran Tapa 
Lacey J's
The Skybox
The Turquoise Cafe-Bar Europa
Zel's Del Mar