Duffy King "Solo Guitar Christmas"!
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Energetic, kinetic grooves, driving rhythms, searing, blistering leads, finesse and feel are words that have been used to describe Duffy's style of guitar playing. Hailing from Detroit and it’s vast musical heritage, Duffy has toured throughout the world and also has done countless studio sessions, including nationally televised ad campaigns, major label releases that have been nominated for awards including Grammy Awards, Billboard Magazine awards, World Music Awards, The combination of these accomplishments, and performing with an array of world class musicians, has earned him a reputation as a top caliber guitarist. Well versed in all styles of playing, Duffy is best known for his potent Jazz/Rock and R&B/Funk chops.
Duffy's talent doesn't stop with playing guitar. His song writing skills have won awards in Billboard Magazine's Songwriter's Contest, and received acclaim for his solo release, Livin' for the Big Time, which charted in the top 10 on many radio stations throughout the mid-west region.
In addition to playing guitar, Duffy is a strong vocalist as well. Duffy has had 20 Detroit Music Award nominations, (winning 6), including nods for Outstanding R&B Instrumentalist, R&B Vocalist, R&B Artist, R&B Recording, Jazz Recording. 2003 brought the release of Duffy’s recording, Solo Guitar Christmas. A collection of holiday classics uniquely arranged and performed on a single guitar. Solo Guitar Christmas received rave reviews and was nominated for a Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Jazz recording. Duffy's 2016 all original album release, "Acoustically Speaking" was met with high accolades and reviews and wide airplay in the U.S. and Canada.
Some career highlights include: Guitarist with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Moody Blues co/leader, John Lodge,- worldwide clinic/promotional tours for the Gibson Guitar Corporation, Yamaha Guitars and Amplifiers, Egnater Amplification, - featured guitarist on Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's solo project, Methods of Mayhem 2010 release, "A Public Disservice", featured guitarist on gold and platinum, international Polygram artist, World Music Award winner, Matthias Reim’s recording Reim 3. Session musician on Grammy Nominated Recording, “Mean What You Say” by Witness,- National Television and Radio ad campaigns with Chevrolet and Ford. Critically acclaimed jazz recording, “Charles Stuart Trio Live”. Consecutive sold shows 2014 and 2015, at the incredible MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) Theater. 2015 Sony Entertainment record release and tour with “Alan Hewitt & One Nation”, featuring Alan Hewitt, Sonny Emory, JV Collier, Duffy King, Jamie Glaser and special guest record appearance by Orianthi.
Various Musicians- Duffy has performed onstage or recorded with: Tony Franklin(The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Gary Hoey, Kenny Wayne Sheperd)- Tommy Lee - Dead Mouse - Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger,Jazz is Dead) - Al Ortiz (Stevie Nicks) - Sonny Emory(EWF, Lee Ritenour, Bruce Hornsby) -JV Collier(Herbie Hancock, Bruce Hornsby) - Jeff Berlin - Ron Pangborn(Was Not Was, Matthew Sweet) - Paul Gilbert(Mr.Big, Racer X) - Joe Bass(Dick Wagner, Arthur Brown, Kenny Olson, Brian Howe) - Phil X(Bon Jovi) - Chino(Def Tones) - JBass Kott(Robert Randalph, Robin Ford) - Ralph Armstrong(Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty, Earl Klugh) - Larry McCray - Lazy Lester - Charles Stuart Trio – The Temptations - Eric Darius - Andy Timmons (Danger, Danger, Simon Phillips, Leann Rimes, Protocol) - Larry Frantangelo(Kid Rock, Earl Klugh, Aretha Franklin) - Alan Hewitt(Moody Blues, One Nation, Earth Wind & Fire) Luis Resto (Was Not Was,Eminem) - Paul Ojibway (Joe Cocker, Mark Farner) - Martha Reeves - Marty Montgomery (Sly Stone, Wild Cherry) -KebMo’- Rob Emanuel (Bob Minzer) - Jamie Glaser(Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Lenny White) - Marcus Belgrave - Mike Lutz (Brownsville Station, Ted Nugent) - Matthias Reim - Chris Codish(Lucky Peterson, Hiram Bollock) - Dana Davis(Winans,Witness) Olteil Burbridge (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Allman Brothers, Government Mule) - Chuck Bartels (Sturgil Simpson, Betty Levette)