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Grammy nominee drops in for town gig

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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A BURTON music night has secured a major coup with this week's guest artist.

New Orleans singer and songwriter and 2014 Grammy nominee Andrew Duhon will be playing The 76 Club at Burton Rugby Club.

He began writing in high school spurred on by a fascination with the literary works of Emerson and Thoreau, as well as poets Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.

But it was during the summer of 2004 that he found his true voice, living at an old retreat house on the outskirts of the French Quarter.

When, a year later, hurricane Katrina left the city and his former French Quarter home crippled, the blues that he had found in the area rang true.

He has gone on to mix blues with folk, country and roots

He was nominated for Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical – at the Grammys.

The singer-songwriter's folk pop album The Moorings was released last year and earned a nomination for the team of Trina Shoemaker and Eric Conn.

You can catch him at The 76 Club at Peel Croft on Friday. The venue opens at 8pm and admission price is £10 on the door.

Go to www.76club.org.uk to find out more about the music club.

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