Born June 31, 1877 in Pahrump, West Virginia, Algernon Otmer Duvall began his musical career on the vaudeville stage as end-man in Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. He fought in a bicycle squadron in Ypres during World War I, where he received a crippling dose of the Hun's mustard. Returning home, he made ends meet working at a sausage factory in Harrington Delaware from 1921 until 1989. He took up the banjo in 1991 as physical therapy for his pleurisy. He went on to master the alto kazoo at the age of 118. "Al" Duvall attributes his remarkable longevity to a daily dram of Hamlin's Quinsy Balsam.ty to a daily dram of Hamlin's Quinsy Balsam.

For this his first touring visit to Austrlia as a civilian (was stationed in the dirty half mile during world war two) he is being joined by our own all singing all dancing queen of the burgeoning underground show tunes scene Singing Sadie. A lady whose songs hark back to the war years, a simpler time, when singing prowess was often overlooked favouring instead sharp and biting lyrics centred on drinking, dancing and prostitutes long passed their used by date, sung and danced with all the skill and execution of Florence Foster Jenkins.

This terrible two some will be executing their special brands of musical expertise all over the eastern seaboard this November.

SYDNEY, Saturday 4th November.
The Timid Mischief album launch.
+ special guests, the vonn krapp famlie & jack shit.
Lanfranchis Memorial Discotheque.
2/144 Cleveland St, Chippendale
7pm to 9pm, $8 or $15 with copy of The Timid Mischief.

MEDLOW BATH (blue mountains), Sunday 5th November.
+ special guests, Man with a beard and small instruments & jack shit.
akemi: 40 great western highway, medlow bath.(opposite the train station).
$10/$6 concession, 6:30pm til 10:30pm.veg food available by donation.

SYDNEY, Monday 6th November.
the barber shop darlinghurst rd .

WAGGA WAGGA, Friday 11th November.
Coolamon train platform, UNSOUND music festival.

MELBOURNE, Thursday 16th November.
+ very special guest PIP PROUD
old bar, 74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy, FREE.

MELBOURNE, Friday 17th November.
+ TOWN BIKES + C.W. Stoneking
Wesley Anne, 250 High Street, Northcote (03) 9482 133.$8

HOBART, Wednesday, 22nd November.
+ special guests Daimen Stephens & Beatrix Bae Bouwman.
Republic Bar, 299 Elizabeth St NORTH HOBART (03) 6234 6954, free.

BRISBANE, Saturday, 25th November.
+ special guets Dick Desert and the Shotgun Country Club,
Ambitious Lovers, Tyrone Shoelaces, Kittyoke.
fat louie's, 124 albert st. cbd above gilhooleys
8.30pm start free

BRISBANE, Sunday 26th November.
Rics café, Fortitude Valley, 4pm, free.

SYDNEY, Monday 27th November.
SYDNEY, cleveland st (next door to fatimas).

for additional infomation please visit the following links

al duvall's offical website

become al duavll and singing sadies friend on myspace

liten to al duvall on last fm

al duvall performing 5 against 1 (to viewmore of this performance please visit this link)

Singing Sadie's debut performance at plover idle.