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Bluesman DuChaine performs return engagement at Cultural Center July 11

Blues guitarist and singer Kent DuChaine will perform at the Regional Cultural Center on July 11.

Blues singer Kent DuChaine returns for a concert at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door or $10 advance sale.

Call 218-385-3339.

Kent DuChaine returns to the Cultural Center for a concert three years after his last concert here. He has been touring in France and England for much of the past year to rave reviews.

The following is from a review of Kent's January, 2009 show at the Norwich Arts Center in Great Britain. It pretty much tells it all. It has been more than three years since Kent was last at the Cultural Center, so don't miss this show.

"Since going solo in 1982 and hitting the roads, riding the rails, flying the skies and sailing the seas, Kent and Leadbessie have probably by now clocked up over two million miles together including over 71 overseas tours.

"The entire evening through, in a wonderfully typical blues musician style, Kent told stories of his youth, his adventures, his family and friends, to the old greats and their comedic exploits while travelling the train lines and dusty roads following the summer to their next stopping point, wherever that might be. His uplifting persona and crowd pleasing demeanour (and, of course, his incredible musical proficiency) is the reason this man is loved the world over, with songs such as Little Red Rooster demanding complete crowd participation resulting in full belly laughs in one instance, to tear jerking covers like St James Infirmary in the next, the whole evening flowed like a journey through the southern states, its ups and downs, wisdom gained and naivety found, on the path for an endless summer.

"With six albums to his name and fans screaming out for more I think I will not be the only one in expressing how I wish him to be around for many more years to come. If you get the opportunity to see Kent play live, go and experience it for yourself. You will leave with a smile on your face, and thoughts of realisation that your blues aren't as blue as another man's may be."