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Chris Duarte Group to release new album “Lucky 13”

Announces New Tour Dates

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Chris Duarte Group is set to release the new album “Lucky 13” on Blues Bureau International October 14, 2014.  Chris Duarte Group emerged on the scene out of Austin, Texas, in the early 90’s and gained notoriety after wowing a packed room of industry insiders at the South X Southwest convention. In the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s passing, Duarte quickly gained a national reputation as a young man imbued with a playing style comparable at times to the late guitarist.

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After fielding interest from a number of labels, Duarte signed to Silvertone Records and his debut album “Texas Sugar/ Strat Magik” reportedly sold in excess of 100,000 units in the United States, no small feat for a blues/rock guitarist. This coupled with Duarte’s strong commitment to touring, was the impetus for Chris’ winning the “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He also finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category that year behind legends Eric chris duarte1Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King.


Throughout the last decade, Duarte honed his chops as a guitarist, songwriter, and singer as he recorded three more critically acclaimed records, “Tailspin Headwhack” in 1997, “Love Is Greater Than Me” in 2000 and “Romp” 2003, the latter two of which were on the Zoe/Rounder label.

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Not one to rest on his laurels, Duarte has constantly worked on his growth as a musician and the years of recording culminated purposefully in this past decade’s “Blue Velocity”, “Vantage Point”, “396” with Bluestone Company, “Blues In The Afterburner”, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, All Things Blue”, “Infinite Energy”, “My Soul Alone”, and 2013’s “Chris Duarte Group Live”. All records aptly showcase many sides of this brilliant artist in the context of high energy blues rock with moments that bring to mind legendary artists as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Johnson.

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Chris’ recordings have always been rooted firmly in the blues with a rock and roll edge which 

Chris Duarte3further established Duarte as one of the rare musical talents of his generation. “Lucky 13” continues in the tradition of contemporary blues rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout. This CD contains a heavy dose of Duarte’s legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes.


The Blues Bureau label has developed a strong following for its superior blues rock recordings. Chris Duarte takes his place among artists in the label’s legacy that includes such blues rock legends as Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Eric Gales, and Leslie West.  As a guitarist, Duarte has been compared to some of the greatest players of all time. This record, while featuring some of his most impressive and extended guitar work to date, also reveals him to be a strong singer/ songwriter in the blues rock genre.  Chris’ masterful guitar and vocal performances on “Lucky 13” portend a great response from these loyal blues fans, as guitarists of this quality and intensity are few and far between.

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The Chris Duarte Group is a perennial touring act, and have played as many as 300 dates in a single year, and has developed a legion of loyal fans spanning across the United States.  Below are the upcoming tour dates recently announced.



10/9 – THE GREY EAGLE – Asheville, North Carolina

10/10 – THE RUSTY NAIL – Wilmington, North Carolina

10/11 – ANDREWS BREWING CO. – Andrews, North Carolina

10/12 – THE POUR HOUSE MUSIC HALL – Raleigh, North Carolina

10/24 – BRADFORDVILLE BLUES CLUB – Tallahassee, Florida

10/25 – SKIPPER’S SMOKEHOUSE – Tampa, Florida

10/26 – EARL’S HIDEAWAY LOUNGE – Sebastian, Florida

10/28 – OLDE FISH HOUSE – Matlacha, Florida

10/30 – “Bike Night” at TWO BROTHERS BAR & GRILL – Punta Gorda, Florida

10/31 – THE ALLEY – Sanford, Florida

11/1 – THE FUNKY BISCUIT – Boca Raton, Florida

11/11 – THE IRIDIUM – New York City, New York

11/13 – COURT STREET GRILL – Pomeroy, Ohio

11/14 – THE BEACHLAND BALLROOM – Cleveland, Ohio

11/15 – MOONDOG’S – Blawnox, Pennsylvania

11/16 – SPORTSMEN’S TAVERN – Buffalo, New York

11/18 – VIOLET’S VENUE – Barrie, Ontario, Canada

11/19 – CHAN’S – Woonsocket, Rhode Island

11/20 – THE HUNGRY TIGER – Manchester, Connecticut

11/21 – THE ELKS LODGE – Franklin, New Hampshire

11/22 – THE STONE CHURCH MUSIC CLUB – Newmarket, New Hampshire

11/23 – ABILENE BAR & LOUNGE – Rochester, New York

11/25 – HILL COUNTRY LIVE – Washington, D.C.

11/29 – SMITH’S OLDE BAR – Atlanta, Georgia

12/3 – GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE – Fayetteville, Arkansas

12/4 – THE VANGUARD – Tulsa, Oklahoma

12/5 – THE BUFFALO ROSE – Golden, Colorado

12/6 – CRYSTOLA ROADHOUSE – Woodland Park, Colorado

12/8 – TAOS MESA BREWING – Taos, New Mexico

12/9 – THE RHYTHM ROOM – Phoenix, Arizona

12/10 – THE SKYLIGHT – Santa Fe, New Mexico

12/12 – KEYS LOUNGE – Fort Worth, Texas

12/13 – DAN’S ELECTRO BAR – Houston, Texas

12/14 – THE ROOST – Austin, Texas

12/15 – EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB – Corpus Christi, Texas

12/16 – SAM’S BURGER JOINT – San Antonio, Texas

12/17 – The Guitar Sanctuary – McKinney TX

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Disclaimer:  While the parent company of this website is a music agency handling artists, Chris Duarte is not one of them..