Druick & Lorange

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A world of musical influences was fused into the late-'60s and early-'70s music of Montreal-based Druick & Lorange. Combining the talents of guitarist/vocalist Kirk Lorange and Dwight Druick, the…
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A world of musical influences was fused into the late-'60s and early-'70s music of Montreal-based Druick & Lorange. Combining the talents of guitarist/vocalist Kirk Lorange and Dwight Druick, the duo released one self-titled album, produced by Marty Lewis, in 1974, before the E.A.R. label declared bankruptcy and went out of business. Although it was reissued in 1975 by the Goodear label, Lorange was so frustrated by the experience that he moved to Australia, where he continued to awe audiences with his soulful slide guitar playing as a soloist and member of the Marc Hunter Band and Glenn Sharrock Band.

Born in 1949 to Canadian parents in Mexico, Lorange grew up in Venezuela, Cuba, and Belgium. He completed high school in Montreal. Inspired by the Shadows' 1960 instrumental hit "Apache," he began playing guitar at the age of 12. Although he began making annual backpacking trips to Europe, in 1967 he made his presence felt on Montreal's music scene as a session guitarist and his solo shows at the Sir Winston Churchill Pub. Soon after they met, Lorange and Druick spent a winter on the Greek island of Mykanos, writing and arranging songs for their debut album.