Last Fridays, May 26, 2017
at the historic old courthouse, downtown Hillsborough
Friday 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Adrian Duke is a piano player / singer / songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John. Add to that a voice that is infused with a startling imprint of the early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, and what you get just begins to describe what’s in Duke’s bag as a performer and composer. Where New Orleans blues, classic soul , and Americana collide is where he lives. He spends a good part of his time on the road performing in a variety of musical settings and genres, always unavoidably with a strong New Orleans flavor. But Duke has found time to produce and record six of his own albums in the past fifteen years including his recent self titled EP. Though he lived in the Triangle area for 10 years, he now resides in Charlottesville VA.