CHILL BEFORE USE
THE FROZEN GRINGOS were Hugo Duarte and Jeff Pike.
What started as a short venture in January of 2012 to fill their own offseason calendars turned into a genuine musical project for Hugo and Jeff. Neither musicians had anticipated or expected the overwhelming response and demand they received in the short time they had been performing together.
The musical and personal magic created when Hugo and Jeff made music together was an energy that was felt by everyone who saw them perform in the 18 states in which they toured that year. The difference in each musician’s style, voice, narration, and approach to their music blended to make a noticeably honest and real performance.
The success of their 2012 tour persuaded them to go back out on the road in 2013. Once again, they were met with rave reviews and well-attended performances. The excitement received around the second tour, and Hugo’s batch of new songs, excited Jeff, and after much persuasion, Hugo agreed to record a Frozen Gringo CD. In October of 2013, they released their debut CD, “Chill Before Use.”
Sadly, on November 7, 2014, Hugo Duarte passed away from esophageal cancer in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Please help keep Hugo’s music alive by purchasing and sharing information about his music, and the music of The Frozen Gringos.