Chris Duarte Group

Sam's Burger Joint & San Antonio Blues Society Presents:

Chris Duarte Group

Beth Lee

Wed, August 1, 2018

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

$10.00 - $45.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $10 Advance/ $13 Day of Show/ $45 Reserved Booth

Chris Duarte Group
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.
Beth Lee
Beth Lee
Based out of Austin, TX, Beth Lee grew up on the grit and soul of the Houston music scene, her dad a long time musician of the Bayou City. Since 2008, Beth has been playing in a band and recording her original music with local musicians that have an ear for her songwriting ability. She has toured through several states over the past few years in support of her 2013 release "One More Time Again", honing in and developing her energetic live performances. She has evolved from a soulful, innocent songwriter to a sultry, sassy, rock 'n' roller, with a sound that is pure "country-fried rock 'n' soul" (Laurie Gallardo, KUTX). Her new album, "Keep Your Mouth Shut", released May 5th, 2016 has been garnering positive reviews from independent radio and roots publications, including KUTX, the Alternate Root Magazine, and Third Coast Music Magazine. It was produced by local musician, engineer, and producer John Bush (New Bohemians, Greezy Wheels, Patrice Pike) and contains thirteen of Beth's blues, honky tonk, and rock 'n' roll originals. Beth Lee and the Breakups currently play shows weekly in South and Central Texas, and make frequent trips to New Mexico and the Midwest, including several tours and collaborations with blues guitarist Chris Duarte.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/