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The Americana singer-songwriter has upcoming performances scheduled in Victor, Rochester, Ontario and Geneva

Nick LeDuc, a Victor-based musician known for his eclectic music style, will be coming through Upstate New York, playing at several local venues before planning a national U.S. tour later this year.

LeDuc, 37, will be playing at the Victor Village Inn on 34 E. Main St. on Feb. 10, from 8 to 11 p.m.; and the Angry Goat Pub on 938 S. Clinton Ave. in Rochester on Feb. 12, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. He will also be playing at the Bill Gray’s at 364 Route 104 in Ontario from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb, 19; and the Ramada Geneva Lakefront hotel at 41 Lake Front Drive, Geneva, from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 27.

Initially performing under the name Last Note, LeDuc later decided to use his own name for the band, as an “Americana/singer-songwriter,” with plenty of musical skills to match. Having written all of the songs himself, LeDuc is also known for playing the piano, drums, guitar, and mandolin in each of his many performances. His musical style is equally chameleonic, alternately being described as “refined rock-groove” with other influences coming from reggae, country and rock genres.

However, for LeDuc, there’s more than music which influences him.

“I think I write and learn from everything around me,” he said. ”... I write from my heart and speak words of truth. It’s my release, my therapy.”

Having relocated to Rochester for his music career, LeDuc still enjoys performing in his hometown, calling it “one of my favorite places to return to play, because that’s where I started ... the love they give me up there is greatly appreciated.”


LeDuc first decided upon playing music as a profession in 2007, beginning with a collection of bandmates who played in the Rochester area, appearing on several radio stations, including WBER FM, WRUR FM, and 98.9 The Buzz. LeDuc then began a yearlong rebranding effort, still playing with different people and line-ups while remaining a solo musician.

Given all of this work, one might find it exhausting to perform in front of live crowds several nights a month, but LeDuc sees it a different way.

“I love the interaction with the crowd; it’s what drives the show and makes it what it is,” he said. “If the crowd isn’t reacting, they might not get the show they came to see.”

Due to his passion for the music he plays, LeDuc is looking forward to the years ahead.

“Music is like a fine wine for someone who performs all the time,” LeDuc said. “With age it just gets better, you never stop growing. That’s the fascinating part of this work.”

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