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Doug Duffey

Doug Duffey was inducted into the "Louisiana Hall of Fame" in April 2001; he was inducted into the "National Blues Hall of Fame" in August 2009; he is honorary member of Mahogany Hall [Bern, Switzerland].
In 2015 he won 3 awards at the NELA Music Awards [Best in Blues; Best Male Performer; and Entertainer of the Year]. In 2016, Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey, was given a proclamation by the mayor, city council and citizens of Monroe Louisiana, making February 20th [the date of the band's 1st cd release] 'Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey Day'. The group won the Best In Blues award at the 2016 NELA Music Awards. [See website for more info]

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, in the Mississippi Delta, Doug Duffey sang in the Baptist church as a child, and began studying classical piano at age 12. He has been singing, playing piano, and composing professionally since the age of 14.

His musical career has carried him from his native Louisiana to international success; from Louisiana juke joints to International jazz & blues festivals- from solo gigs on Bourbon Street to 5 star European venues- where he's excited crowds for over 5 decades. The consummate artist and entertainer, he performs to enthusiastic club, concert and festival crowds internationally.

He has been composing in multi genres since his early teens. His 'songs' reflect his Louisiana/New Orleans roots, but his is an original hybrid mix and trans-genre style. Bridging the urban with the rural, the modern with the traditional, the present with the past, each song tells a story, with lyrics written from 'real life' experiences and observations. His solo works, either vocal or non vocal, mix classical, jazz, blues and folk styles, seamlessly.

In the past 5 years, Doug Duffey has released 5 albums of improvisational acoustic and electronic experimental and minimalist music. Although it seems quite a departure for someone who is best known for being a blues and soul artist, it actually goes back to his early classical roots. He was experimenting with both improvisational piano, sound collages and tape loops in his early teens.

With a catalog of hundreds of original songs, Duffey has been called "one of the most prolific songwriters living in Louisiana". Marcia Ball, George Clinton and many international artists have recorded his songs; and he has recorded with too many to mention here [see website] He has recorded 14 CDs of all original material to date.[2016]

A professional performer since the age of 14, raised on the club circuit, he’s honed his stage skills through performing and touring. He has mastered his craft through over 5 decades onstage! With a rich smoky soulful voice that has been compared to Lou Rawls [and even Bessie Smith] and bluesy jazzy piano style compared to James Booker, Dr John, Nina Simone- he defies comparisons. Doug Duffey is absolutely his own unique inimitable artistic/musical being; and that being is all about SOUL [the spirit, not the genre] in everything he does. Never one to be pigeon holed, classified or defined by this or that style, whether as a performer or songwriter, he dares to experiment, to jump genres; he and his ART are constantly evolving.

Truly one of Louisiana's living legends and artistic treasures, anyone who has ever seen or heard him perform knows that Doug Duffey is 'one of a kind' and IS truly the real thing!