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Have you ever been to a show of such a promising young upstart in the world of modern blues who is compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan? We introduce you Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Chris Duarte was born on February16, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Noted to rock the house during live shows, Duarte is blues-rock based, but doesn?t stop there. Chris?s extensive roadhouse and sideman experience has given him a deep foundation of styles and musical knowledge. Music aficionados can hear him take a jazz oriented departure and then seize the moment to shake things up in an urban funk way.
Though it?s heady stuff for him to play rhythmic style of Texas? blues-rock that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan?s sound, Chris Duarte, in fact has his own sound that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Chris Duarte traces roots of his music career back to ?70s when began playing out in clubs at just the age of 15.
After relocating to Austin, Texas next year , the San Antonio-raised Duarte immersed himself in the local club scene. He decided to concentrate on playing guitar. Duarte was one of those lucky few thousand who got to see Vaughan at the Continental Club when he too was playing in Austin-area clubs.
After a short stint in an Austin jazz band, Duarte joined Bobby Mack and Night Train. The trio began getting heavily into blues at that point. The Chris Duarte Group traveled all over Texas before a break came their way in 1994. At this time, fate pushed a key influence in the Band?s direction and they signed to New York-based Silverstone records.
The labels released their debut album, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik in 1994. Backed up by John Jordan on bass and Brannen Temple on drums, the album featured a fusion of funky rhythms and Stevie Ray chops. Texas Sugar/Strat Magik brought immediate acclaim for the Chris Duarte Group?s gritty, intense southern blues sound.
In the 1995 Guitar World magazine Readers? Poll, Chris Duarte was voted fourth best blues guitarist after Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and BornBorn King. Chris Duarte puts his own guitar playing style into perspective when he talks about today?s blues-rock scene.
Duarte described the band?s sound as ?blues based with a loud aggressive edge that punk had?. Texas Sugar/Strat Magik was later promoted on US touring dates with Buddy Guy. Silverstone issued the band?s ?Tailspin Headwhack? in 1997. The album built on the debut?s blues edge by mixing tape loops, wah-wah, and some tasteful sampling.
After a three-year hiatus, during which Chris Duarte signed to the Zo? label, Duarte came up with Love Is Greater Than Me in 2000. Chris? desire to transform with each release was consistent in his third CD. With each new album Duarte appears to be attaining the goal to be distinct from the rest.
The Texas roadhouse blues guitar in Chris Duarte was still intact and steadfast, yet an approach of charismatic modernism featured in his music. He experimented with guitar and produced the music that spurred interest and wielded excitement. All that was featured in his fourth album Romp, released in 2003. The album featured a cover version of Bob Dylan?s ?One More Cup?.
Following the release of the fourth album, Chris Duarte toured extensively. Amazingly enough, his live shows thrived well enough. Duarte makes it quite clear that two of his primary influences are guitarist John McLaughlin and saxophonist John Coltrane.
He regards them as two inspirational jazzmen without boundary or constraint in their playing. While talking about his sources of inspiration, Chris Duarte says, ?Both John McLaughlin and John Coltrane have a tendency to trigger a desire in me to experiment and dawdle in other areas, genre-wise and stylistically.
Simultaneously, Chris is never satisfied, and always attempting to cultivate and enhance his talent. He is always searching for new sounds and looking down new avenues. He issued his fifth album, Blue Velocity, in 2007. Blue Velocity featured music that was impulsive, individual, and fresh.
Being from Texas, Chris Duarte is aware of the concept that guitarists must be individualistic and have their own voice to stand out in the crowd. Blue Velocity was followed by Vantage Point, released in 2008. The album contains music to please many of those fans who have long championed this adventurous guitarist.
Combined with passion, intuition and heart, Chris Duarte? music has a fire and purity rarely seen in music today. The current line-up with Chris Duarte group enlists Chris on guitar and vocals, Robert Kearns on bass, and Jason Patterson on drums. Experience them LIVE as their live shows are unique each night, never the same show twice.