J. Howard Duff hails from Bluffton, SC. He is a blues, rock, & gospel vocalist and guitarist who records for Nice Jacket Records. Originally from the NY/NJ Metro area, he has been playing professionally since the age of 13. He has played with or opened shows for the likes of Twisted Sister, Blackfoot, Chuck Berry, J Geils Band, Black Flag, Bruce Springsteen, Rick Derringer, Canned Heat, Roy Buchannan, and many more. In the mid 80’s, his band Partners In Crime scored a top 10 punk rock EP with their release “No Big Deal”. Moving back into his blues & gospel roots since he & Dawn, his artist/vocalist wife relocated to South Carolina in the late 1990’s, he has released four projects on the Nice Jacket label, the latest being “The Blues & Back” which he sums up this way: “I was inspired to make this record after having the occasion to list all of the bands & musicians I had been associated with during my career for a new website. After re-connecting with a number of them, I was struck with the number of great songs those various bands had performed, but that had been lost in the annals of time. So, here are those songs, along with a few tunes I have always wanted to do. This record is a tribute to those bands, musicians, the dreams that we all had, and the camaraderie that we shared. Moreover, I wanted to leave this recording as a legacy for my three kids. This is the blues, kids. It’s the music your dad has always loved to play”.
For more info on J. Howard Duff and his music, go to: www.jhowardduff.com