Award-Winning Songwriter-Guitarist D.L. Duncan’s New Album places him in the Blues and Roots Heartland

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D.L. Duncan’s new self-titled CD places him right in the middle of today’s blues and roots groundswell. Recorded in Lafayette, Louisiana and Nashville, Tennessee, this album is Duncan at his best.

Thanks to his two Gold Records for country songs and two nominations for the Blues Music Association’s Song of the Year, many music insiders have known of the songwriter “Dave” Duncan for years, but his current album announces to the world that the new D.L. Duncan is coming on strong as a performer as well.

Upbeat and positive, humorous and sincere, the music jumps out of the speakers right from the first downbeat of “I Ain’t the Sharpest Marble” and continues flowing right on through to the final sweet slide guitar licks of “All I Have To Offer You Is Love.”

D.L. wails like Santana on “Dickerson Road” and rips like B.B. King on “St. Valentine’s Day Blues.” The Chicago blues-inspired “You Just Don’t Never Know” features Delbert McClinton and is a tribute to D.L.’s longtime buddy and saxophone great, the late Dennis Taylor.

The stand-out track “I Know a Good Thing” was D.L.’s choice for the first music video from the album, and it provides a great showcase for his songwriting and guitar chops.

Duncan wrote 8 of the 10 songs on the album. He plays guitars of all persuasions (electric, acoustic, resonator, dobro) and sings with conviction throughout. There are deep American roots, bluesy and vibrant, reflected in these new and original songs by a great songwriter and guitarist.

While Duncan may have been a well-kept industry secret for a majority of music fans, he has developed quite a reputation among American musicians themselves. Case in point: Guests on the D.L. Duncan album include Sonny Landreth (slide guitar), Delbert McClinton (harmonica), David Hood (bass), The McCrary Sisters (vocals), and Kevin McKendree (piano). The album was mixed by multiple Grammy™ winner Tony Daigle. Guests on D.L.’s previous albums have included Reese Wynans on piano (from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band) and guitar giant Jack Pearson.

As a songwriter, D.L. Duncan received Gold Records for two country-flavored songs: Lorrie Morgan’s “1-800-Use To Be” and Nashville Star winner Buddy Jewell’s “You Know How Women Are.”

Duncan’s two nominations for the Blues Music Association’s Song of the Year recognition were for songs he wrote with Soul Artist Of The Year, Curtis Salgado: the instant classic “20 Years of BB King” and the Johnny Taylor-inspired “She Didn’t Cut Me Loose.”

D.L. Duncan hit #1 on the AirPlay Direct Blues Chart and was a Featured Album on iTunes New Blues Releases.

“A wonderful record, and blues fans will not be disappointed. … D.L. Duncan’s new self-titled CD is well-written, well-played, and well-produced, making it his best record to date and a must-buy for fans of blues and Americana music.” Blues Blast Magazine

“A magnificent piece of work! … The guy has a fantastic voice, which is raw, is a master on the strings — electric, acoustic, resonator, dobro — and is a very talented songwriter. … A superb album that we can recommend wholeheartedly!” —Rootstime

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