Chris Duarte Group

"3rd Annual Jimi Hendrix Birthday Weekend"

Saturday - November 24th

Sunday, November 25th

a set of Jimi Hendrix, PLUS a full set of Duarte!

"Up-close & personal House Concert"

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 Bella Ana Photography

In a word... passionate, intense blues-psychedelia-jam-jazz guitar that is upfront and in your face. 

Chris Duarte's guitar playing is steeped in the Texas blues, jazz, and rock of his native San Antonio. Dropping out of school at 16, he moved to Austin to pursue a career in music, where he eventually met John Jordan and founded his power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. He signed with Silvertone Records in 1994 and released his debut, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik, the same year. The album won him significant attention: he was named Best New Talent in Guitar Magazine's 1995 Readers' Poll and finished fourth in the magazine's Best Blues Guitarist category, behind guitar legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King. 

Since that explosive arrival on the music scene, Duarte has continued to release exceptional albums, a total of 14, each to critical praise. His latest effort continues in the tradition of contemporary blues rock with bursts of fusion, pop, and heavy psychedelia throughout. The CD contains a heavy dose of Duarte's legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes, proving yet again that Duarte is a bona fide master of the Texas blues guitar.

Minimum suggested donation to be announced as details crystalize.  100% of all proceeds go directly to the artists performing.   Please email us at 

Chris with an incredibly rare cover of Killing Floor last December at the Coda!