Chris Duarte Group

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

Chris Duarte Group

Elijah Zane

Fri, January 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $45.00

This event is 18 and over

Seating NOT 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.
Elijah Zane
Elijah Zane
Bio: Elijah Zane was born and raised in Victoria, TX where he grew up working at his family's two recycling centers (aka - junk yards). After high school and some college Elijah Zane moved to San Antonio and played throughout the city at some of the most sought after venues who provided the best food and live entertainment. He has opened up for Ian Moore, Chris Duarte, Eric Tessmer, Roger Creager, Vallejo, and other Texas bands. Elijah Zane has also been involved with support in co-writing, musical arrangement and production for artists such as with Ashley Rose, The Blowing Trees, and Will Own Gage. His influences include The Black Crowes, Delbert McClinton, SRV, Ian Moore, Lenny Kravitz, Van Morrison and Eric Clapton. Elijah Zane recently moved to Austin, Texas to continue his passions for music, art, food and technology. You can catch him playing throughout the city and at any last Thursday of the month at Austin’s live Blues venue, Skylark Lounge.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/