Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sam's Burger Joint and San Antonio Blues Society Present: Chris Duarte Group with John Cortez, Thursday Feb. 6th

 'An artist’s lifetime is sometimes dictated by the heights they reach, the reaction they register or the body of work compiled during their working years.

Chris Duarte is certainly making a case for his body of work he’s producing, this being number eleven of releases, but is he achieving the right reaction for his efforts? With the release of Chris Duarte’s latest opus, ‘My Soul Alone’, Chris Duarte is still reaching for new ground while also throwing out some of his best blues work to date. The maturity in the phrasing and melodic statements are a far cry from the early raw days of his first few releases. This could only be achieved through relentless roadwork that allows Chris to ply his trade and to work and rework melodic ideas. “I can practice all day in my basement but it’s a totally different ballgame when I get on stage. More of a physical dynamic is the currency I trade in when I’m playing live.” Even though Chris is in the studio, I can hear him getting more physical while there.'

John Cortez

  • Price: $10 ADV / $13 Door / $40 RSVD Booth / All Ages Show
  • Doors: 8:00 PM
  • Show: 8:30 PM