- The Bullfrog Blues Club - The Albert Bar, South Parade Pier, Southsea - Thursday 25 July 2002
- The Bullfrog Blues Club - The Albert Bar, South Parade Pier, Southsea - Wednesday 12th Septeber 2001
Kent's a true nomad who has wandered the world playing the blues since 1968.
For the last 18 years he's travelled mostly with just "Leadbessie" along for
company. She's a beat-up old National steel guitar kitted out with extra
heavy strings to cope with his ferociously powerful style.
A native of Minnesota, DuChaine developed his style listening to the music of
Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters and Elmore
James. As his skill developed he backed up blues legends like Big Walter
Horton, and Hubert Sumlin. He then went on to share the bill with BB King,
Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Bukka White, Buddy Guy, Junior
Wells and many more.
In 1990, he met and established a partnership with the legendary bluesman
Johnny Shines. For nearly three years and 200 shows he worked with Johnny
Shines, helping the older bluesman to rediscover his skills and reach a wider
audience. Since Shines' death in April 1992 DuChaine has been running the
roads hard, spreading his style of delta blues, urban blues and original
music, to all whom will listen. He divides his time performing in the United
States, the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia. When not performing his music, he is
trying to catch a big ole bass on beautiful Lake Eufaula near his home in