D.L. Duncan’s new self-titled CD places him right in the middle of today’s Blues & Americana groundswell. Recorded in Lafayette, Louisiana & Nashville, Tennessee, this 2015 release shows Duncan at his best.
Upbeat & positive, humorous and sincere, the music jumps out of the speakers right from the 1st downbeat of “I Ain’t The Sharpest Marble” and continues flowing right on thru 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 BB King on “St. Valentine’s Day Blues”.
Duncan wrote 8 of the 10 songs on the recording. He plays guitars of all persuasions (electric, acoustic, resonator, dobro) and sings with conviction throughout. This new D.L. Duncan record is clearly the strongest effort so far from this relatively obscure musical treasure. There are deep American Roots Music reflected in these new & original songs by a great songwriter & guitarist… bluesy & vibrant.
D.L. Duncan has been a well-kept secret for most music fans for a few years now. He has however, developed quite a reputation among American musicians themselves… guests on this new CD include Sonny Landreth (slide guitar), Delbert McClinton (harmonica), David Hood (bass), The McCrary Singers (vocals), and Kevin McKendree (piano).
Previous CDs have included guest appearances from a number of luminaries, including Jack Pearson (Allman Brothers) and Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s piano player).
As a songwriter, D.L. Duncan has received 2 Gold Records for his country-flavored songs… one recorded by country mega-star, Lorrie Morgan, (“1-800-Use To Be”) and another by Nashville Star winner Buddy Jewell (“You Know How Women Are”).
Duncan was twice nominated for Blues Music Song of The Year recognition. Along with co-writer Curtis Salgado, the two were recognized for the classic “20 Years of BB King” and also for the Johnny Taylor-inspired “She Didn’t Cut Me Loose”.