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Chris Duarte Group with Jamie McLean Band

  • Location: Sellersville Theater
  • Dates: May 24, 2023
  • Address: 24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960
  • Phone: (215) 257-5808
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $25

Guitarist Chris Duarte dropped his sophomore album, Texas Sugar Strat Magik, in 1994, and it was a big success for a modern blues album. Duarte went onto win the highly coveted “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player’s Reader’s Poll, and he finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category, behind legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. He would go on to issue a string of critically-acclaimed blues, blues-rock albums, and experimental fusion-tinged albums. In the ensuing years, Duarte would also maintain an in-demand touring schedule both as a solo artist and as a sideman. The 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. Because of these soulfully virtuosic qualities, Duarte was often compared to the beloved modern blues icon, SRV. Since those early days, Duarte has carved his own niche through a series of beloved blues-flavored albums, and a calendar of more than 150 dates a year which includes performances billed as Chris Duarte and as The Chris Duarte Group.

Chris Duarte Group with Jamie McLean Band