What and Who is Loudmouth Pro?
Loudmouth Pro is the fusion of videography, website design, digital marketing and artist booking & management.
Loudmouth Pro is Abbie Duquette. Abbie lives and breathes in Boston, MA, where she wears many hats. She uses her moniker to fuse together her love of musicking, videography and strategy. As Loudmouth Pro she books shows, manages artists, tour manages bands, designs websites, provides technical support, and works in collaboration with local Nine Athens Music to support growing artists.
Aside from the above, she is the marketing manager at Passim, a nonprofit arts organization and historic folk venue in Harvard Square. She is a graduate of Smith College, where she studied music, film and the art of ordering takeout. She is a proud Mainer and will fight anyone who has anything to say about it.
Where it all started:
Upon entering Smith in the fall of 2011, Abbie became a member of The Smiffenpoofs. There she arranged and performed unpopular songs with fifteen other women using only their mouths. She served as the group's Business Manager from 2012-2013, organizing performances at the White House and other locations across the United States. She led the group as Musical Director from 2013-2015 transforming the sound and energy of the group, collaborating with Celebrations Dance Company, Engineers for a Sustainable World, and Kelly Silliman/tiny dance project to create "Smith Arts For The Earth," a series of events working to bring sustainable art to the Pioneer Valley.
The Smiffenpoofs led her to meet the folk-pop duo Hannah & Maggie in the fall of 2011. After obsessing over their music from afar, she was able to calm down and build a professional relationship with them. In the spring of 2014, with the help of Elizabeth Paul, she created In the Company of Strangers (2014), a documentary sharing the story of Hannah & Maggie's musical endeavors. Abbie continued to offer film and musical support and in May 2015 signed on as their manager until October 2017.
Abbie's love for history and the Smith College Archives led her to spend her final years at Smith filming a short documentary, The Smiffenpoofs: A History of Female A Cappella (2015), that explores the history and evolution of the United States' oldest traditionally female a cappella group as their trajectory developed alongside national historical events. Her work as the director, cinematographer and producer earned her highest honors and a deeper love for the 'Poof' community. It premiered at multiple film festivals across the country including the local Northampton Film Festival where it was awarded "Best Film" submitted from Smith College.
Before graduating in the spring of 2015, Abbie became a member of the Signature Sounds Recordings/The Parlor Room/Green River Festival conglomerate. Her role in those companies grew over time landing on a combination of titles: Project Manager for the label, Manager of The Parlor Room, and Production Manager, Box Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Green River Festival. Organization is her jam. (Remember when the many hats were mentioned above?)
After a four-year run with the Sig Sounds family, she moved to Boston and joined the Passim team, and started as Twisted Pine’s tour manager. She is also the current volunteer coordinator for Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival in Manchester, VT.
Her hope is to continue supporting artists of all sizes on their musical journeys.