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Chris Duarte Group
Chris Duarte, guitarist, singer, and songwriter came up as a force to be reckoned with in the 1990s Austin, Texas roots and blues scene. He rose to prominence in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s passing, and was noted for his muscular playing style; his jazz and rock n’ roll-infused blues solos; and his command of the Texas blues tradition.
Ain’t Giving Up’, his 15th studio album, due April 14 on Provogue Records, finds the Austin, Texas blues guitar slinger teaming up for the first time in 22 years with producer-guitarist Dennis Herring, but the resulting album isn’t a calculated return to roots affair. Recorded live on the studio floor with vintage gear and minimal overdubs, it’s a raw and revved-up showcase for the blues virtuoso’s jaw-dropping chops; his mastery of the elusive Texas shuffle; and his deep love and commitment to the blues.
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