Grainne Duffy is a blues and roots artist hailing from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland.
Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Grainne Duffy is a pioneer of her own style while also paying sincere homage to her roots, soul, blues, country and rock traditions. She is a seasoned artist and has been spending the last number
of years touring in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Canada.
Some highlights thus far have included international leading festivals including 3 performances at Glastonbury Festival, U.K., Phuket Festival,
Thailand, Notodden Festival, Norway, Dark Season Festival, Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle,
Tremblant Festival, Canada, Blues du Passions, France, Blue Balls Festival, Switzerland and Tanjazz in Morocco.
In 2015 Grainne was awarded winner in BM Writers Poll in the categories ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best Solo Artist’ in the UK. Her Live album recorded on tour in Germany, released the same year earned her a
9/10 review in Classic Rock sister magazine, The Blues Magazine, quoting ‘This sensational live album confirms Grainne Duffy’s formidable reputation’, ‘few possess her killer combination of vocal strength, range and intensity, guitar virtuosity and ability to engage audiences’, ‘this is one of the best live CDs of 2015’.
Earlier in 2017 Grainne embarked on her 1st ever tour in Australia which included 4 remarkable performances on the blues stage at Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland. This year she was also delighted to be invited to play at the prestigious Mahindra Blues Festival, India and join onstage Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Shemika Copeland for the festival encore.
With a voice that is as passionate as it is raw and honest, accompanied by simple, melodic and well phrased guitar lines, this is what you have in Grainne Duffy. Having worked before with Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Los Lobos & Keith Richards), 2016 and 2017 saw her back in the US recording with producer Justin Stanley (Beck, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow). September 2017 sees the release of her eagerly awaited third
album, ‘Where I Belong’, to follow the success of her debut roots album ‘Out of the Dark’ and her second album ‘Test of Time’ which weaved together her contemporary influences of blues and soul roots.
It features a stellar line-up of musicians including blues guitarist, Doyle Bramhall.