Description of Andrew Duhon's Music:
Recommended CDs by Andrew Duhon:
Dreaming When You Leave with the Lonesome Crows (Self, 2010) purchase/download
The Moorings (Self, 2013)
Purchase/Download Andrew Duhon MP3s:
"Scared to Death of Dying" (from Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You)
"Patricia and Her Man" (from Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You)
Andrew Duhon Biography:
After high school, Duhon moved into the French Quarter - the heart of New Orleans - and was finally able to soak up all the music and culture the city had to offer. It was then that he began playing electric guitar with his roommate, driving around the state with their music, playing in dive bars. From there, he delved into the introspective art of becoming a singer-songwriter.
Slowly but surely, Andrew Duhon earned an audience in New Orleans, and self-released his first album - Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You in 2009. He gathered a band called the Lonesome Crows for that disc's 2010 follow-up, released a record he made live at JazzFest, and started making his way around the international folk and songwriter scene.
It was during a trip to Scotland that he started thinking about the mournful melodies inherent in that nation's traditional music. Of the disc, he says, "I wrote the Moorings after opening for a fiddle player in Glasgow, Scotland. He played lots of old English and Scottish folk songs, and I couldn't get that cadence or that feel out of me. I had a story of leaving with a heavy heart that seemed to fit, so I just sang my story with seafaring imagery, and it came along fairly naturally."
Andrew Duhon tours and performs frequently, and has a full schedule for the duration of 2013, including dates in California and throughout the Southeast. For more information, including an ongoing list of tour dates, visit his website at AndrewDuhon.com or read his full interview with About.com Folk Music.