Duane Carleton

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Duane Carleton

Duane Carleton is the newest voice of rural America. His songs capture the essence of working class life. Whether he is describing the everyday people of small town America and their relationships or the struggles that they encounter in their day-to-day lives, he conveys the beauty and tragedy of a disappearing lifestyle. His music, which is a rich blend of Rock, Country, Folk and Blues falls into the Americana genre. He paints a vast and colorful landscape with his songwriting as he covers the spectrum from poetic ballads, to upbeat rockers, to political story songs that could be aptly described as the offspring of Steve Earle and The Rolling Stones. Duane was born, raised, and continues to reside in rural New England and his upbringing is evident in his work ethic. He currently plays 200 - 300 dates a year, has released 15 albums as well as 2 DVD's. His cd entitled, "Once Lost, Then Torn Down" on the Higher Road Records label, garnered a Tammie award (Times Argus Grammie) for "Best Rock Album" of 2007. He has appeared as a guest on no less than 15 other cd’s by artists as varied as, Bicycle Mary, John Erlandson, and Laura Molinelli. He has opened shows and performed with such luminaries as Rick Danko of The Band, Steve Miller, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, Don McLean, Bret Michaels, Eddie Money, Loverboy, The Fixx, Jimmy LaFave, The Smithereens, and Steve Forbert to name just a few. Thank you Blue Bird Promotions!

Once Lost , Then Tore Down
Song
Small Town Heroes Favorite License Buy
Looks Like Home To Me Favorite License Buy
Faraway Canyon Favorite License Buy
Long Way Down Favorite License Buy
The True American Favorite License Buy
I've Got A Girl Favorite License Buy
Where Is Your Hero Now Favorite License Buy
Drive Favorite License Buy
Saturn Favorite License Buy
In My Hometown Favorite License Buy
The Ballad Of Horace Greene Favorite License Buy
Tougher Than That Favorite License Buy