Duffy Kane / Press

"Duffy Kane made me sit up and actually listen - his music is not something that you can just have playing in the background. He draws you into a world created by a sound that comes from experience. The roots of his music are obviously deep yet he takes the listener to new ground - familiar and at the same time uncontaminated by cliche."

Richard Kennedy, Music Director for Roy Clark

"Duffy is the real deal. Love the music! Great voice and guitar chops as well...whole lotta soul!!"

Michael B. Sutton - Composer, former Staff Producer & Writer at Classic Motown

"If Duffy Kane is in the room then the sound of guitar notes are filling the air. The man is a player, first and foremost." click the link for more.....

“Duffy Kane looks like one tough hombre in his publicity shot and that may be true but if you listen to his music you know straight away that one picture does not define a man. It is the music of Kane that makes him. The sounds of Blues, Americana and Rock will come pouring out your speakers like a raging river, just hang on and hope you can stay afloat! Diversity rules the roost with the music of Mr. Kane and that is what got him his place on our site. He does it all very well.”

“Kane represents a man who has found his way, with a very accomplished style that is not formulaic or derivative. There is no need for him to copy anyone. He is an American original.”

Bryan Wodaski, Queen City Performing Arts Development, Inc. Jan 2011 - Windsor Hall

“For my two cents I'll go on record as saying he is without a doubt of international caliber and probably the best Texas blues player since Stevie Ray Vaughan.”

John Fizer - Graffitti Mag, Music Monthly, Pulp Radio

“The best unsigned blues artist I've seen to date. You definitely don't want to follow him on stage. Hard act to follow.”

Craig Keyes - EMR Productions, Salt Lake City, UT

“This man can be downright dangerous.”

Mitch Mitchell - The Wine Cellar, Ogden, UT

“Kane plays from the ground up with every part of his body engrossed in the music...the band set feet to moving with originals, jazzy BB King interpretations, and Stevie Ray Vaughan covers (like Texas Flood) that were so faithful to the originals it was almost eerie.”

Peter Brush - Herald Mail, Hagerstown, MD

“....one thing was clear: these cats were professional. Careening across the stage, pausing only to dig in harder on the neck of his stratocaster...If and when Duffy Kane and Black Manhattan visits Tidewater, I want to reserve a front row seat!”

J.D. "Little Jimmie" Silvia - Natchel Blue Network

“....inspired by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Jimi Hendrix...its infectious and the energy it produces is equal to an atomic blast.”

Maria Martarino - Cumberland Times

“Hottest Texas blues player on the east coast today.”

Zeke Phillips - Full Moon Saloon, Baltimore, MD

“Duffy caught me totally by surprise. He's a showman that puts on a really exciting show.”

Ron Weinstock - DC Blues Society

“Duffy Kane and Black Manhattan might be the hottest blues trio anywhere.”

Greg Garnett - Annapolis Outlook