103.5 The Fox's Strictly Blues Presents: CHRIS DUARTE GROUP with Michael Morrow and the Culprits

$22, $25 day of, $28 at the door 21+, 8:30pm

103.5 The Fox's Strictly Blues Presents: CHRIS DUARTE GROUP with Michael Morrow and the Culprits

Fri, July 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$22, $25 day of, $28 at the door 21+, 8:30pm

This event is 21 and over

Chris Duarte Group - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Chris Duarte Group
To classify Chris Duarte simply as a Blues Man is an understatement. In his own words, “rockin’ blues” or ”punk blues” describes him best. “Ferocious blues” also fits. Legend has it that Chris will play so hard that his fingers bleed in a set. The legend is true. Photos attest.

Chris Duarte is a road warrior playing more than 150 dates a year. As well, Chris has headlined major festivals and clubs throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Chris is a savant, a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our past, while remaining completely recognizable in his own sound. He has shared his stage with many of the greatest musicians of our time as well as the multitude of “young lions” and local musicians he meets on the road. From his many years as a side man in Austin, he easily changes roles from front to side, graciously allowing all to share the conversation of the jam.

Chris Duarte’s music is ever changing. In many interviews, he has said “Music must evolve.” His own early offerings often become magical journeys into changing tempo and jazzy interludes before returning to their core. With such a vast catalog of recordings, there are no two shows alike. Every set list is different, and each song may be offered distinctly, based on the feel of a show and the audience. For those reasons, loyal fans often return to a Chris Duarte show again and again, and always walk away awed and satisfied to have witnessed such a legendary, but humble guitarist.

The Chris Duarte Group emerged on the scene out of Austin, Texas in the early 90’s and gained notoriety after wowing a packed room of industry insiders at the South X Southwest convention. In the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s passing, Duarte quickly gained a National reputation as young man imbued with a playing style comparable at times to the late guitarist. After fielding interest from a number of labels, Duarte signed to Silvertone Records and his debut album “Texas Sugar/Strat Magik” reportedly sold in excess of 100,000 units in the United States, no small feat for a blues/rock guitarist. This coupled with Duarte’s strong commitment to touring, was the impetus for Chris’ winning the “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He also finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category that year behind legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King.
Michael Morrow and the Culprits
Michael Morrow and the Culprits
MICHAEL MORROW & THE CULPRITS deliver a hard rock southern vibe that harken back to the days of Aerosmith, Blackfoot and KISS while delivering an electric energetic performance. In late 2017, this colorado based band released RAUCOUS. It is the 3rd album from Michael Morrow but first with this lineup. The hard driving single OUR DARKEST HOUR video releasd in April of 2018 displays their energy. Fan favorites BLUE SKIES is slated for video release before Summer hits. It will feature a radio mix.

With Song titles like ROCK AND ROLL AIN'T NEVER PAID MY BILLS, DIRTY LITTLE LOVE SONG, BAD PENNY, NO GOOD REASON & WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND, they almost paint a picture before their delivery. Craig Jahns masterful tone and style laid over Michael's Gretsch Hollow-body rhythms give the songs a nice push on top Tim Elliott's pounding drums and Randy Mosman high energy bass performance. Michael and Craig utilize an open tuned guitar against a standard much like the Rolling Stones to give a nice depth to the songwriting. The 3 part harmony is very much a part of the sound. Randy Mosman delivers the high harmony with a nice lower third from Tim Elliott.

Michael has opened for: Foghat, Loverboy, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White, Slaughter, Jackyl to name a few over the years. From the Greeley Stampede, Sturgis, Bobstock (Fort Morgan) to some of Denver's best Rock Clubs, he and the boys always make shows fun and engaging.
Venue Information:
The Toad Tavern
5302 S. Federal Circle
Littleton, CO, 80123