Thu 3rd February, 20228:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Kent DuChaine is a superb musician, raconteur & entertainer, who in his long career of almost 50 years, has shared the stage with many of the greatest exponents of the Blues including, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bukka White & Big Mama Thornton, to name just a few.
Kent was a W.C.Handy Award winner for an album made in collaboration with Bluesmen Johnny Shines & Snooky Pryor. He also featured on a Grammy nominated album in 1991. Kent has a unique connection to Robert Johnson (King of the Delta Blues) through Kent’s years of travelling with Robert’s own travelling companion in the 1930’s, Johnny Shines. In the early 1990’s Kent started doing overseas tours appearing at most of the major Blues festivals in Europe & the UK as well as at home in the USA.
Kent plays an 86 year old National steel guitar named Leadbessie strung with heavy gauge strings to cope with his powerful playing style.
He was honoured to be asked by Ben “Boogie” Waters to play at a BB King tribute concert in central London with music Legends Bill Wyman, Elliott Randall & many other luminaries. In 2020 Kent was asked to open 2 shows in London for the Ben Waters Band featuring the Legendary Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.
Media comments about Kent DuChaine
One of the 5 best concerts nationwide in any music genre The Sunday Times, London
A Legend in his own lunchtime & a REAL Bluesman The Mike Harding Folk Show
As brilliant & endearing as ever…got the full house howling with pleasure. York House A.C.
Raw Blues takes you back to the birth of the Blues…a rough cut diamond, an absolute gem. Blues in Britain magazine
DuChaine is about as close as it’s possible to be to an authentic Delta Style Bluesman in the 21st century. Blues in Britain magazine
Kent DuChaine is the REAL DEAL. Nigel Feist Artistic Director Broadstairs Blues Bash.
If only there were a few more Kent DuChaines, the music world would be a far better place. Jim Simpson, Big Bear Music. ex Manager of Black Sabbath
There are few musicians who can captivate a room full of people, with nothing but a guitar & the Blues, to the level that Kent DuChaine does.His ability to immerse his audience into his world, his life & his heart is unrivalled. Blues in Britain magazine
This is what the Blues is all about…his uplifting persona & crowd pleasing demeanour & of course his incredible musical proficiency is the reason this man is loved the world over. 405 Music Review Internet Site