Andrew Duhon
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Andrew Duhon

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
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Dec
04
Andrew Duhon @ d.b.a.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Nov
26
Andrew Duhon @ Saxon Pub

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Nov
23
Andrew Duhon @ VML Winery

Healdsburg, California, USA

Healdsburg, California, USA

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There’s more to Andrew Duhon’s “Rest On Her Shoulder” than meets the eye.

The tune, a slow-rolling masterpiece from his upcoming sophomore album The Moorings, “came about when traveling and touring became a more powerful pursuit than the notion of a search for love and a more settled life,” the New Orleans-based singer-songwriter says.

“Since, at the time, it felt like I had chosen the road over a lover, I wanted to write a tune wherein the road was personified as the lover I had chosen, and an unsatisfying one at that. I didn’t intend to make it clear that the love interest in the tune was, ‘the road’, and in fact, I don’t think it would be nearly as effective if that was clear.” - American Songwriter


Blues, upbeat rocking, meditative swampy folk and introspective picking infused with country all appear in singer/songwriter Andrew Duhon’s sophomore release. But it’s his dusky, husky voice that ties these genres together, creating a wonderfully expressive album that simmers with Southern soul. Like Van Morrison, Duhon stamps even lesser material with his dynamic yet never overbearing vocals, bringing buckets of heartfelt emotion to the R&B strains of “Shelter You Through,” buttressed by a sweetly melancholy harmonica solo. Time spent in New Orleans accounts for occasional lyrical and musical references to the Crescent City, but is surely responsible for the overall soulful vibe of the songs. Nothing is rushed, with tunes such as the lovely “Rest on her Shoulder” given space and room to unwind at their own relaxed pace. Co-producer Trina Shoemaker has worked with kindred souls Grayson Capps, Shannon McNally, the Indigo Girls and Dylan LeBlanc among others, and brings a similar live rootsy, homespun feel to these recordings. Retro without being musty, this self-released project is a hidden gem well worth searching out for fans of the above acts, and one of the best under-the-radar finds of the year. - American Songwriter


About: "Songs I wrote Before I Knew You"

“This record is genius. Not kidding. It is unbelievably great. This young man has it. The singing, the playing, the production…it’s all there. Strikingly good. The world needs to hear this record.” - George Howard, former president of Rykodisc


“Another world-class voice is heard from Louisiana, another soulful, mesmerizing singer who writes emotional songs with impact and heart. Andrew Duhon is a troubadour for the next generation, a story-teller for his generation. Measured in the blues with the gift of narrative, Andrew1s songs will not only make you think, they will make you sing along, days later. This a young artist to watch, and to hear, as soon as you can find a way. ”- John Snyder - John Snyder


Discography

2013- Grammy Nominated " The Moorings:- April 2013, recorded at Studio in the Country with 3 time Grammy Award winning Producer, Trina Shoemaker

2010- "Dreaming When You Leave"(EP)-April 2010, recorded with producer, John Snyder, 4-time grammy winning producer (Etta James, James Cotton, Dave Brubeck, Joe Williams, Clarence Gatemouth Brown)

2009- "Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You"- January 2009, recorded in Nashville with 3 time Grammy Award winning Producer, Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Queens Of The Stone Age, Emmylou Harris, Catie Curtis, Whiskey Town)


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Bio

Andrew Duhon is a New Orleans native, raised in the country’s most unique and mysterious city. A city that accepts all walks of life with a curiosity and forgiveness that
has found its way into his wholly American songwriting. A Blues & Folk influenced singer/songwriter, Duhon shares his love of American History, it’s struggles, triumphs,
and impulses through his music. Whether its love that crosses color lines, a family challenged by life’s unexpected turns or the woeful tale of a city left to drown, Duhon
brings his audience into the most intimate of spaces through his storytelling.

Notable Acclaim:

"This record is genius. Not kidding. It is unbelievably great. This young man has it. The singing, the playing, the production...it's all there. Strikingly good. The world needs to hear this record."
-George Howard, former president of Rykodisc

"Another world-class voice is heard from Louisiana, another
soulful, mesmerizing singer who writes emotional songs with
impact and heart. Andrew Duhon is a troubadour for the next
generation, a story-teller for his generation. Measured in
the blues with the gift of narrative, Andrew¹s songs will
not only make you think, they will make you sing along, days
later. This a young artist to watch, and to hear, as soon
as you can find a way. "
- John Snyder, ArtistHouseMusic.com

"Andrew gets it. He understands not only how to craft an appealing song, but how to sell it on stage well beyond his years. He brings to mind a young Dylan with both his melancholy and sincerity."
-Eric Orlando, owner of Carrollton Station

" with his cards to his chest and his heart on his sleeve, Andrew brings us his stories, in a voice as full as any I've heard, breathing life and truth into his songs"
-Trina Shoemaker, Grammy Award Winning producer and engineer

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