Welcome to the online home of Adrian Duke

Adrian Duke is a piano player / singer / songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John.   Add to that a voice that is infused with a startling imprint of the early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, and what you get just begins to describe what’s in Duke’s bag as a performer and composer.  Where New Orleans blues, classic soul , and Americana collide is where he lives.

Adrian Duke @ Grady's Hat Reunion Show in Durham, NC

Grady's Hat Reunion Show, Durham, NC, United States

Adrian Duke - vocals / keyboards
Damon Brown - bass / percussion
Harold Greene - guitar / vocals

The bands debut recording, Ridiculous To The Sublime, unites infectious New Orleans funk grooves, progressive rock lines, and jazz harmonies that provide the foundation for Adrian's soulful vocals and their adventurous improvisations . After a 13 year hiatus, Gradys Hat is so excited to finally get the chance to reform and perform their singular variety of Googly Nawlins Cluster Fonk at Sharp 9 Gallery this summer.

Wayne Viar - drums / mansplanation


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