kentduchaine01Kent DuChaine has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, traveled and played with most of the great Blues men and women his whole adult life. The list is too long to name them all, but some of the major ones are: Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, BB, Albert and Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. These were the big Country and Urban Blues influences who Kent heard and/or played with.
Kent’s early days with the Blues involved him both living and learning the Blues life.
He has played in most of the major Blues festivals in the U.S.A. and Europe and was part of a Grammy nominated album recorded at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute Festival of Folk Life in Washington D.C. The theme of the festival was “The Roots of Rhythm & Blues, The Robert Johnson Era” and was recorded and released by Sony Music. It featured Robert Johnson’s old buddies, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Honeyboy Edwards, and Henry Townsend.
kentduchaine02Kent attended two of the early “Ann Arbor Blues Festivals” in the 70’s. It united together virtually every important Blues man and woman in the world who performed for the three days and nights in August.
His dedication and talent for the blues earned him the honor of opening two shows for Bukka White, spending time with Mississippi Fred McDowell and befriending his hometown Bluesmen, Lazy Bill Lucas and Mojo Buford in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has even hung out with Muddy Waters who he later paid his last respects to at Muddys’ funeral in Chicago. You will have to wait till you see him on stage to hear if he took up Muddy’s offer of some reefer and Champagne!
The Blues were happening all around Kent at this time and he ended up playing alongside Kim Wilson in a band called “Aces, Straights & Shuffles”. Willie Dixon heard the band and complimented Kent on his slide playing sounding like a young Muddy Waters. Willie arranged a recording contract for the boys to help them launch their career by putting them on stage with Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and Margie Evans.
Kent spent time in Austin, Texas in the mid 70’s, soaking up the blues at “Antone’s”, who where beginning to bring in alot of the old Blues men. He met Stevie Ray Vaughn and learned that there where others who shared the same passion and respect for the real Blues.
kentduchaine04Around this time the most incredible thing happened: after searching for ten years, Kent found his beloved 1934 National Steel guitar, Leadbessie.
After some time, Kent could see that the solo Blues life was where he wanted to go. Traveling the roads alone allowed him the opportunities he was seeking. Following the Blues trails unhindered gave him the freedom to play where and when he wanted, for what ever he could get, even if it was just a meal and a drink. The solo life built his following, reputation and talent for the real Blues.
By the late 80’s he was doing 300+ shows a year all over N. America. He was blessed by the Blues in 1989 by coming across the great Johnny Shines who was living in Alabama. Kent had been based there already for seven years so he knew his way around. The two of them together where a sight to see….” The Young and the Old”. Kent and Johnny traveled for three years and did over 200 shows together. He also recorded a W.C. Handy award winning album with Johnny and Snooky Pryor. The Blues rained down April 21st 1992, just four days before the two of them where to celebrate their birthdays together, Johnny passsed away. Kent understanding that this is life, carried on alone.
He has spent most of the last 20 years traveling back and forth to Europe and has done close to 100 European tours of 4-6 weeks each. He has logged millions of miles and many 1000’s of shows.
You can have the opportunity to see what Kent DuChaine can do and hear what he knows by booking him for yourself!

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KENT DUCHAINE’S UK SCHEDULE:

kentduchaine05JANUARY

Wed 22nd: Celtic Connections Festival @ Oran Mor, Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX 0141 357 6200
Thur 23rd: The Old Bridge Inn, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1PU 01479 811 137
Fri 24th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Sat 25th: The Saughall Hotel, Saughall Street, Saughall Massie, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 5ND.0151 677 2854
Sun 26th: The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Shrewsbury,Shropshire, SY1 1ST 01743272 702
Mon 27th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Tue 28th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Wed 29th: The Penny Bank, 51 Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XF. 01524 847 666
Thur 30th: Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, 2, Rufus Court, off Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2JW. 01244 340 005
Frid 31st: Holy Moly’s @ Esquires, 60a Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QG 01234 340 120

FEBRUARY

Sat 1st: February The King William Inn, 19, Market Place,Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9HL .01458 831 473
Sun 2nd: The Prince Of Wales, Church Lane, Ledbury,Herefordshire, HR8 1DL . 01531 632 250
Mon 3rd: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Tue 4th: The Spread Eagle, 1-3, Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1JW tel 01473 256 093
Wed 5th: Blues With Bottle Club, The Anchor, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1AS. 01732 454 898
Thu 6th: The Man of Kent Alehouse, 6-8,John Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1YN tel. 07772 214 315
Fri 7th: Chapel Arts Center, St. James Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR. 01225 461 700
Sat 8th: The Bank Wine Bar, The Watton, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EG tel.01874 623 997
Sun 9th: The Greystones, Greystones Road,Sheffield,S11 7BS tel. 01142 665 599
kentduchaine09Mon 10th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Tue 11th: The Jam House, 3-5, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QU. 0121 200 3030
Wed 12th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Thu 13th: The Beehive, 55, Prospect Hill, Swindon,Wiltshire, SN1 3JS. 01793 523 187
Frid 14th: Netley Victoria Social Club, 39, Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5DG. 02380 453 319
Sat 15th: The Golden Eagle, 1, Delamere Road, Southsea, Hampshire,PO4 0JA. 02392 821 658
Sun 16th: The Queen’s Head, Parsonage Lane, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BL. 01424 814 552
Mon 17th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Tue 18th: The Merchants Inn, 5-7, Little Church Street,Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AN. 01788 571 119
Wed 19th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Thurs 20th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Fri 21st: The Old Crown Coaching Inn, 25, Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7HU tel 01367 242 744
Sat 22nd: The Queen’s Arms, Bridge Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS tel, 01629 814 586
Sun 23rd: The Guildhall, Bore St, Lichfield, WS 13 01543 262 223
Mon 24th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Tues 25th: The Musician, Clyde St, Leicester, LE1 2DE. 01162 510 080
Wed 26th: The Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge St, Northampton, NN1 1QF. 01604 234 212
Thurs 27th: The Last Inn, Hengoed, Near Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7EU. 01691 659 747
Fri 28th: The Star Inn, Bentworth, Near Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5RB.01420 561 224

MARCH

Sat 1st: The Woodbine, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3QT. 01992 713 050
Sun 2nd: The Ranelagh, 2-3 High St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RP 01273 681 634
Mon 3rd: The Norman Knight @ Whichford, near Shipston-on-Stour, Cotswolds,CV36 5PE. tel 01608 684 866
Tues 4th: The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3SS. 01453 755 600
Wed 5th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Thurs 6th: Otterton Mill, Mill House, The Green, Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG tel 01395 568 521
Fri 7th: The Bear Hotel, The Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HS 01380 772 444
kentduchaine08Sat 8th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Sun 9th: The Wheatsheaf, High St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1ST. 01743 272 702
Mon 10th: TBC
Tues 11th: The Blues Kitchen, 111-113 Camden High, St,London, NW1 7JN 0207 387 5277
Wed 12th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Thurs 13th: The Platform, Town Quay, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2NY. 02380 337 232
Fri 14th: Beach and Barnicott, 6 South St, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ. 01308 455 688
Sat 15th: AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!
Sun 16th: The Rose and Crown, Market St, Charlbury, Near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PL. 01608 810 103

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TO BOOK KENT AT YOUR VENUE PLEASE CALL:
JOHN MORGAN
CARRICK MUSIC AGENCY
carrickmusic69@gmail.com
TEL: 01764 679 465 (UK NUMBER)
See more at: www.kentduchaine.com

 

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.