Sunday 21st July 2013
Afternoon Concert – Doors Open 2.30pm (finish approx 5pm).
The Square Tower
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Here at Square Roots towers we’re extremely excited to announce that the astoundingly talented singer / songwriter Andrew Duhon, all the way from his native New Orleans USA, will be playing for us all in the historic surrounds of The Square Tower in the Summer as part of a tour to promote his new album.
Andrew Duhon is a New Orleans native, raised in the country’s most unique and mysterious city. A city that accepts all walks of life with a curiosity and forgiveness that has found its way into his wholly American songwriting. A Folk and Blues influenced singer/songwriter, Duhon shares his love of American History, it’s struggles, triumphs, and impulses through his music. Whether its love that crosses color lines, a family challenged by life’s unexpected turns or the woeful tale of a city left to drown, Duhon brings his audience into the most intimate of spaces through his storytelling.
Andrew 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. During the summer of ’04 Andrew worked and lived at an old retreat house on the outskirts of the French Quarter. It was then that he fell in love with the character of New Orleans. A year later hurricane Katrina left the city and his former French Quarter home crippled. The blues that he had found in the French Quarter rang true as he continued to write. The honesty in Andrew Duhon’s songwriting is a result of the self-realization that he has found through his writing. His music and performances reflect his personal perspective in a very real way, and his voice leaves no gaps in the experience as he sings with a conviction all too befitting of his raw, personal writings.
Andrew’s writing is as honest and gritty as his voice, and leaves no part of his imagination to the imagination. His stories are told in smooth New Orleans folk blues style. Winner of 2012 “Best Singer/Songwriter” Award by Nola’s premiere music publication, Offbeat Magazine
He has released two albums to date including new EP, “Dreaming When You Leave”, and debut album, “Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You”. “Songs” was produced by Grammy award winning producer/engineer, Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Whiskeytown) and “Dreaming” by Grammy winning producer, John Snyder (Dave Brubeck, Etta James, Junior Wells, Ornette Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Clarence Gatemouth Brown). Andrew has toured throughout the United States and UK, and continues to tour, write, and record.
“This record is genius. Not kidding. It is unbelievably great. This young man has it. The singing, the playing, the production…it’s all there. Strikingly good. The world needs to hear this record.”
–George Howard, former president of Rykodisc
“Another world-class voice is heard from Louisiana, another soulful, mesmerizing singer who writes emotional songs with impact and heart. Andrew Duhon is a troubadour for the next generation, a story-teller for his generation. Measured in the blues with the gift of narrative, Andrew¹s songs will not only make you think, they will make you sing along, days later. This a young artist to watch, and to hear, as soon as you can find a way. “
– John Snyder, ArtistHouseMusic.com
“Andrew gets it. He understands not only how to craft an appealing song, but how to sell it on stage well beyond his years. He brings to mind a young Dylan with both his melancholy and sincerity.”
–Eric Orlando, owner of Carrollton Station
” with his cards to his chest and his heart on his sleeve, Andrew brings us his stories, in a voice as full as any I’ve heard, breathing life and truth into his songs”
–Trina Shoemaker, Grammy Award Winning producer and engineer