"In his 64 years, Lon Milo DuQuette has hung out with Timothy Leary; has opened for Arlo Guthrie; has belonged to the same fraternal order once led by the "world's wickedest man," Aleister Crowley; and counts Watchmen creator Alan Moore among his fans. Yet, when singing, DuQuette sounds more akin to a folksy Harry Chapin than a world-renowned expert on the occult. And though he uses "magick" daily, he doesn't wear a pointy wizard hat or sport flowing silver hair. Instead, he resembles an effortlessly laidback dude with a neatly trimmed white beard who should be sipping a piña colada poolside in Miami."
"He's just released his first studio album since a 1970 Epic record that produced a #1 hit in several U.S. cities. DuQuette, 63, recently was rediscovered at an open mike night in Costa Mesa. Now he's hoping for a comeback with a CD that includes Brian Wilson's trumpeter and Dwight Yoakum's drummer. He's also relying on fans around the world who know him as a world-famous author, expert, lecturer and practitioner of ... the occult. DuQuette has written 16 books on the occult, translated into 12 languages."
“Lon Duquette is a stunning combination of sweet music, profundity, hilarity, and love. With a career as a folk/rock musician from the precocious age of 14, through many employment variants including his 15 books and position as US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis, Lon has word and song riches to pour out. ”
"OK, the old dude's pretty good, but there's not much demand for 63-year-old singers who haven't sung in 25 years. But there's something you don't know about DuQuette. He's not like you and me. He's a world-famous author, expert, lecturer and practitioner of ... the occult."
“The Chance Theater will be hosting a special CD release event featuring Lon Milo DuQuette, March 9th at 8pm. DuQuette, a prolific author and Aleister Crowley disciple, previously recorded two singles and an album for Epic Records before retiring to focus on his family and the study and exploration of the occult. His new album, 'I’m Baba Lon,' recorded for Ninety Three Records, marks his return to his roots as an evocative and entertaining folk singer.”
“Currently, Lon Milo DuQuette is touring, while putting together funding for another studio recording of original songs. Supporters can visit Kickstarter to read more about the project and contribute. If you're a fan of Lon and you can't make it to The Gypsy Den tonight, mark November 19 on your calendar and plan to go to Long Beach's Viento y Agua Coffeehouse at 7pm. Lon will also be performing December 2 in Long Beach at DiPiazza's.”
“OC Music Scene sits down with a local legend to discuss music, magick and other mysteries of life. Costa Mesa’s Lon Milo DuQuette is probably best known as a “living expert” on Eastern mysticism and Western Magick, but before he became a famous Magician, he was a critically acclaimed recording artist on Epic Records. I caught up with Lon after a whimsical set at Alta Coffee to talk about how his life as a musician began and his (somewhat) recent return to his roots.”
“Music critics' picks staff ALTERNATIVE How many folk singers do you know who are also experts in the occult? The answer is Lon Milo Duquette, who began his career in the late '60s at age 14, first as a solo artist and then performing in a duo as Charley D. & Milo, which led to performing with Arlo Guthrie, the Dillards, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and even Sammy Davis Jr. In 1975, he shifted from rocker to writer and is now known as the "Mark Twain of the occult" for his sense of humor on such dark topics. A 2006 Canadian documentary encouraged him to pick up his guitar again, and he's in town giving a lecture at the Putnam Building and a performance and book signing at Germ Gallery. Putnam Building, 1627 N. 2nd St., Suite 220, 4 p.m. Sunday, $25, 215-552-8808. Germ Books and Gallery, 2005 Frankford Ave., 6:30 p.m. Sunday, $5, 215-423-5002, www.germbooks.com. - Sara Sherr ”
“Author of fifteen critically acclaimed books (translated into twelve languages) on Magick and the Occult, Lon Milo DuQuette is one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions. He is also gifted singer songwriter and former Epic Records recording artist whose material continues to inspire and provoke.”
"Charley D. and Milo - Excellent Country rock from 1970. Members are Charley D. Harris - guitar/vocals, Lon Milo DuQuette - guitar/vocals, Joe Wilson - guitar, Dave Dunn - bass/violin, Dave Ledbetter - drums. . If you like Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Bros. or Mike Nesmith, you'll love this. A totally obscure country gem."