Duffy Kane & the Freedom Train
Born in the music rich atmosphere of Western Pennsylvania, Duffy was surrounded with the sounds of Jazz, Blues, Country, and Classical, all of which contributed strongly to his musical foundation. After paying his dues working in some of the Baltimore area’s best bands, Duffy embarked on a solo career in the Blues that took him from the east coast to the west throughout much of the 1990’s. Keeping a grueling 250 a night year schedule, Duffy played festivals and on stages with blues greats such as Big Jack Johnson, Tino Gonzales, Johnny Winter, Debbie Davies, Sonny Rhodes, The Nighthawks, and Smokey Wilson just to name a few. In 1996, Duffy recorded his first studio album “Let Your Insides Do The Talking” at 16th Street Sound in Nashville, TN with Brian Hardin (who co-produced Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Daniels). Next came a live recording followed by two more studio albums, “Promised Land” in 2009 and “The Holy Ghost” in 2010. Duffy Kane has been heralded as the hottest Texas blues player on the east coast today and a man you don’t want to follow on stage.
The word that best describes his music is “passion”. He is engrossed in every performance and plays each one like it will be his last. American jazz, blues, country, classical and Spanish & Gypsy influences have all found their way into the hands of Duffy Kane who is emerging as a master in his own right, amazing large audiences with every appearance. Passion; with every phrase, pausing only to dig down harder and deeper to offer up more of the sounds of his soul, Kane plays with uncommon urgency and continually succeeds in delivering his message: passion for his music, his audience, and…above all… for America which has given him the wealth of musical heritage from which he draws, a heritage of which he is becoming a part; music in the American landscape; the heritage of musical greatness in the greatest country on earth.
Duffy Kane is undoubtedly a serious musical talent worthy of serious attention.