Groove Dawg Records

Duffy King

Energetic, kinetic grooves, driving rhythms, searing, blistering leads, finesse and feel are words that have been used to describe Duffy's style of guitar playing.  Hailing from Detroit and it’s vast musical heritage, Duffy has toured throughout the world and also has done countless studio sessions, including nationally televised ad campaigns, major label releases that have been nominated for awards including Grammy Awards, Billboard Magazine awards, World Music Awards.                    

The combination of these accomplishments, and performing with an array of world class musicians, has earned him a reputation as a top caliber guitarist.  Well versed in all styles of playing, Duffy is best known for his potent Jazz/Rock and R&B/Funk chops.


Duffy's talent doesn't stop with playing guitar. His song writing skills have won awards in Billboard Magazine's Songwriter's Contest, and received acclaim for his solo release, Livin' for the Big Time, which charted in the top 10 on many radio stations throughout the mid-west region.

In addition to playing guitar, Duffy is a strong vocalist as well.   Duffy has had 20 Detroit Music Award nominations, (winning 6), including nods for Outstanding R&B Instrumentalist, R&B Vocalist, R&B Artist, R&B Recording, Jazz Recording. 2003 brought the release of Duffy’s recording, Solo Guitar Christmas. A collection of holiday classics uniquely arranged and performed on a single guitar. Solo Guitar Christmas received rave reviews and was nominated for a Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Jazz recording.  

Some career highlights include worldwide clinic/promotional tours for the Gibson Guitar Corporation, Yamaha Guitars and Amplifiers, Egnater Amplification,  - featured guitarist on Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's solo project, Methods of Mayhem 2010 release, "A Public Disservice", featured guitarist on gold and platinum, international Polygram artist, World Music Award winner, Matthias Reim’s recording Reim 3.   Session musician on Grammy Nominated Recording, “Mean What You Say” by Witness,- National Television and Radio ad campaigns with Chevrolet and Ford.  Critically acclaimed jazz recording, “Charles Stuart Trio Live”.  Consecutive sold shows 2014 and 2015, at the incredible MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) Theater.    2015 Sony Entertainment record release and tour with “Alan Hewitt & One Nation”, featuring Alan Hewitt, Sonny Emory, JV Collier, Duffy King, Jamie Glaser and special guest record appearance by Orianthi.