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Live Saturday Night! is co-presented by Murphy USA and will feature bands from around the region. Performances will be at the Griffin Restaurant stage and are FREE to the public. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 870-444-3008.
Duffey was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2001 and inducted into the National Blues Hall of Fame in 2009. With his Blues Hall of Fame induction he was also named as a "Louisiana Ambassador of the Blues". Born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1950, Duffey began singing and playing piano at an early age; he was composing and performing professionally by age 14.
His first single, recorded in Nashville in 1970, was chosen by Billboard, Cashbox and Record World as "Pick Hit" and broke into the top 100 charts. He moved to Hollywood In his early 20s where Backstage Management managed him. He has written songs for and/or recorded with George Clinton, Funkadelic, Rare Earth, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Keith Richards, Herbie Hancock, David Byrne, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Anders Osborne, Little Queenie, Marcia Ball, Zakiya Hooker, Jerry Beach, John Autin, and other Louisiana and International artists.
He has been called "one of the most prolific songwriters living in Louisiana" and has recorded 11 critically acclaimed cds of original material to date. His vast multi genre catalog of material contains not only songs, but instrumental and improvisational works, as well. A poetic lyricist, his songs are intelligent, intellectual, sophisticated and soulful, whether solo or with full production; on record or performed live.
Living and working off and on in New Orleans from the 1960s - 1990s, he absorbed that city’s Jazz and Funk musical styles and mixed them with his own North Louisiana Mississippi Delta roots: Delta Blues, Louisiana Rock and Roll, Memphis Soul and Gospel. Incorporating traditional Louisiana piano styles with his own improvisational style, his inimitable soulful voice, Doug Duffey has entertained audiences internationally, promoting both traditional and his own original Louisiana Music for 4+ decades. Onstage, he serves up a steaming hot and spicy gumbo of Louisiana soul, whether solo or with his International Soul Band.
In the early 1990s he 1st toured Europe and has been performing between there and Louisiana, since. He has appeared many times at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival [solo and w/band] since the late 1970s; has performed at the Louisiana Folklife Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Heineken Jazz Festival and many other major International music festivals, the best concert halls and music venues in the US and Europe. He has appeared on television, radio, interviews, and global live Internet broadcasts.
His career spans over 55 years and has carried him from his native Louisiana to International success.
About the Venue
Exuding an air of industrial chic, the Griffin Restaurant will make you MAD happy with crazy good farm-to-table food and service as well as live entertainment every Thursday on our cabaret stage. We have gift cards! Call 870-444-3008! Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11AM - 2PM Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5PM - 9PM Brunch: Sunday: 10-2 * Closed for private events (Dec 7 & Dec 28) * Closed Christmas, New Years Eve (lunch), and New Years Day Learn More