TEXAS BLUES MAN CHRIS DUARTE RETURNS TO CRYSTOLA!
Returning to the Crystola Roadhouse almost one year after his last performance, Texas blues/rock artist Chris Duarte brings his smoking hot show to town at the delight of his many Colorado fans.
“The Chris Duarte Group has a strong legion of fans throughout Colorado and his concerts in the Pikes Peak Region have always been well attended” explains Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc, promoter of the show. “We anticipate his show at the Crystola Roadhouse will draw not only his diehard fans, but because of the consistently top notch shows we have been bringing in to the Crystola, Chris should walk away with many new fans as well. As one reviewer of last year’s show wrote, ‘When I arrived at the Crystola Roadhouse in the mountains west of Colorado Springs it was already a full house and an excited crowd’ we expect it to be the same this time around.”
Chris Duarte was first inspired by music at age 8 after seeing Fiddler on the Roof on television. Soon after, he began playing his brother’s guitar. Duarte 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. He started learning his instrument as most guitarists do, by listening to the music of other artists, learning their styles, and in the process developing his own sound.
Duarte won a recording contract with Silvertone Records and released Texas Sugar/Strat Magik in 1994, and was named “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player magazine’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category behind Eric clapton, Buddy Guy ans 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, (A Music Company Inc. brought Duarte with Bluestone to the Crystola Roadhouse) he performs primarily as a power trio, the Chris Duarte Group.
Duarte counts himself lucky and extremely grateful for his position in the world of true road musicians. He’s been able to do what he loves to do over the years; playing music.
Chris has now released his eleventh album, Blues InThe Afterburner. Ever since he was thrust upon the international stage with his 1994 release of “Texas Sugar Strat Magik”, Chris has collected accolades and “mad-props” from every corner of the world and from diverse players such as Ted Nugent, Scott Henderson and Joe Satriani. Chris is not one to rest on his laurels though, “Every night it’s got to be like your last. Here am I given another opportunity to further my craft and to try out and hone new melodic ideas. People come up to me and thank me for putting so much into my shows and for such modest crowds. I sometimes play for tables and chairs and I tell them if it was just a couple of people out in the audience, just one person, then it’s going to be the same show.”
General admission tickets are $18 in advance with a special VIP ticket available for $38 and include a reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner. (Tickets are $5 more day of show)
Tickets may be purchased on line at wwww.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse.
For more information call the Crystola Roadhouse at 719-687-7879 or A Music Company Inc at 719-576-5945.
WHAT: Chris Duarte Group in Concert
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8pm.
WHERE: Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park, CO
TICKETS: $18 to $38 advance ($5 more day of show)