What do you get when you combine an inner calling, a sick passion and an uncommon urgency with The Blues, Rock N’ Roll and Americana?... You get the highly evolved musical madness of guitarist Duffy Kane. Duffy is a man who just wants to play guitar. His music is as diverse as he is American. His fever for the guitar is evident in his sheer electricity on stage. Like a volcano that is ready to erupt… Duffy is the real deal on stage and off.
Born in Weirton WV, Duffy Kane was surrounded by the sounds of Jazz, Classical, Blues and Country. A classically trained violist; he altered his knowledge of the violin and easily transferred it to the guitar. A self taught guitar player with a classically trained ear is the foundation for Duffy’s provocative guitar style. His mother was a guitar player. When Duffy was a kid there was a beat up guitar that sat in the corner of his living room. Duffy remembers grieving as a child because his yearning to pick up that guitar was so strong but his father forbade him. That created even more of a yearning to grab that guitar and let it rip! Finally, when he was 16… he saved enough money to buy his own Les Paul and never looked back.
A cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan’s musicianship and Ted Nugent’s stage presence… his style evolved into a need. He started playing festivals and performed with Blues greats: Johnny Winter, Big Jack Johnson, Tino Gonzales, Debbie Davies, Sonny Rhodes, the Nighthawks, and Smokey Wilson. He recorded his first studio album Let Your Insides Do the Talking at 16th Avenue Sound in Nashville with Grammy nominated producer Brian Hardin (Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Daniels).
Duffy Kane’s new record is set for release on August 19, 2013 and has been inspired by Duffy’s need to tell his story. The debut album touches on geo politics but is not preachy. Duffy says, “I write to wake people up to the true nature of the geo political dogs that are screwing up our planet. I feel the need to present the truth and music is a safe way to do that... well maybe not safe… but a good way to convey emotion.”
The debut single entitled “I’ve Been Lied To” deals with the lies and disappointments that Duffy has experienced in the music business It stretches tonal boundaries and introduces more colorful, harmonic passages.. The second single, “Why My Road” is a slow cooked tribute to Texas Blues. Kane’s musicianship is based deep within the roots of The Blues while showcasing his original signature sound.
Duffy’s new work aims at powerful and wins. The songs will make you laugh and cry and will hopefully enlighten. Duffy says, “The songs on this album are really about being an individual in the light of truth and not in darkness. They are my own personal struggles to choose the light. I want to do what is good and I hope I can help others through my music and my message.”
Duffy is currently on tour throughout the Northeast. Seeing Duffy live is an experience that will uplift your soul. He’s been called a Roadhouse Mozart and that name follows him because of the truth behind it. A rogue renaissance musician who is ahead of his time… Duffy is a man on the run. Please check his website: www.duffykane.com for tour dates.
If you can’t find him on the road… he’s probably sitting next to a burning woodstove playing his guitar in shadow while a wandering brook flows effortlessly behind him. Did he ever get to play that old guitar that lay still in the corner of his childhood home? The answer lies in every kid’s heart... it doesn’t matter what really happened… he learned from that forbidden guitar, strummed it often… and still plays it!