Virgin In-Flight Magazine

Saturday, 26th December 2009

The Duke & The King were asked for their end of year lists by Virgin In-Flight magazine.The Duke & The King, a glam-soul-folk quartet from New York named after the travelling Shakespeare Hustlers in Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', are today's Virgin Music Advent Artists. What do you think of their picks?Top 5 Albums of 2009;5. The Handsome Family - Honey MoonA delightfully kooky record.4. Avett Brothers - I And Love And YouSimone was asked by Rick Rubin to play on this record. Beautiful songs, beautiful guys.3. AA Bondy - When The Devils LooseA little known gem that everyone should hear from great Alabama poet. 2. Bon Iver - Blood BankHaunted songs that really get under your skin.

1. The Eagles - Greatest HitsIt gets released most years - so it came out in 2009 - right?Top 5 Singles of 2009;5. The Handsome Family - Wild WoodsWhat a great voice this man has!4. The Avett Brothers - I And Love And YouThese boys have hit the US charts this year. It can be done!3. Danny & The Champions Of The World - Streets of Our TimeOur manager Tom from Loose records played us this track when we last touched down in the UK. It sounded just right.2. Bon Iver - I Live In The WoodsWe live in the woods too and we're always trying to slow down time. This tune does just that.1. The Eagles - New Kid In TownGood singalong for the tour bus. Beautiful Harmonies. Don Henley is a dirty man.
Moment of the YearWe were honoured to be asked to play at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble earlier this year. He seemed to really like us and Simone was asked up to sing 2 verses of The Weight with him. A truly inspiring night.