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Chris Duarte


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Chris Duarte could be described in a number of different ways, but to keep it simple: he’s one hell of a guitarist. Keeping an open mind, Chris reflects his style and music in a very authentic way citing John Coltrane and John McLaughlin as major influences as his blues roots. He is a must-see live, performing everything with his own “Chris Duarte” approach.

Duarte was first inspired by music at age 8 after seeing Fiddler On The Roof on television. Duarte began playing his brother’s guitar, and got his first electric guitar at the age of 14 and played with bands in San Antonio. In 1979, Duarte moved to Austin, Texas and purchased a 1963 Fender Stratocaster guitar for $500. Duarte began exploring the jazz music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

Duarte won a label recording contract with Silvertone Records and released Texas Sugar/Strat Magik in 1994, and was named “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King.

Though Duarte has played a limited number of U.S. dates in recent years with the Japanese band Bluestone Company backing him, he performs primarily as a power trio, the ‘Chris Duarte Group’.


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  • Assedor

    He possesses a very dense sound, powerful drive and a unique mood.

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • naturefirst


    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wendorms

    For him not giving SRV a shout out as THE biggest influence of his blues roots is disgraceful. He owes every one of his licks to Stevie!

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • hhh1976

    My Way Down is the smartest.

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Assedor

    Hi shows all the energy, depth of understanding and experience of blues roots music.

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Nils-erik_mulle


    25 May 2011 Reply
  • tigdon

    nice, all night is the one I like the most

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • migueldelapopo

    for fans this music

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ChasingTheGhost

    haha we got the same name.

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • caseychinn

    I'm going to go see him tonight in Colorado Springs Colorado. He's gonna rock the house. I think this will be my third or fourth time seeing him. Always a great show. One of the best blues guitar players around.

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Casiem

    Das ist Sound. Das macht Spaß. grüße aus Germany

    29 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Dan_83

    wow this is the first time I heard this guy... his amazing!!!! i love it

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • WilliamNl

    Why? Watch: Promo Vid: ‘’ Why Joining Sonny Landreth Group!” See you there as member soon!? ~Will : - )

    24 Apr 2008 Reply
  • WilliamNl

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    24 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Kuryl1989

    Chris Duarte play the best solos on guitar that I ever hear. Shiloh - that's great My way down - WOW... Big Big-Legged Woman 32 Blues He is a great guitar player, like Stevie Ray Vaughan... Keep in Blues!!

    25 Dec 2007 Reply
  • BluesRok

    Chris...hang in there buddy! Good things come to those who play guitar, and man, YOU CAN PLAY!

    6 May 2007 Reply

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