Come live the Blues with concert

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Concordia Parish Library is providing a dynamic concert with Doug Duffey on at 7 p.m. Thursday. “Living The Blues” is free and open to the public at The Arcade Theater in downtown Ferriday.

With songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, The Arcade Theater is the perfect place to host this performance. The theater provides a new atmosphere to Ferriday’s downtown that takes you back in time to an era of juke boxes, drive-in movies and soda shops.

Doug Duffey is an emotionally charged, solo vocalist and pianist who will perform a mix of blues, jazz and soul that will bridge the urban with the rural, the modern with the traditional and the present with the past.

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Doug Duffey has been singing, playing piano and composing professionally since the age of 14. His career spans 45 years and has carried him from his native Louisiana to international success. With a catalog of hundreds of songs, Duffey has been called “one of the most prolific songwriters living in Louisiana.” Marcia Ball, George Clinton and many international artists have recorded his songs. He has recorded seven CDs of all original material.

He is a powerhouse! Anyone who has ever seen him perform knows that Doug Duffey IS the real thing! Doug Duffey was inducted into the “Louisiana Hall of Fame” in April 2001 and into the “Blues Hall of Fame” in August 2009.

Doug Duffey will perform your favorite music from Ray Charles, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis and others with songs such as “Georgia,” “Let the Good Times Roll” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’.”

Thank you to the Concordia Parish Library, The Louisiana Division of the Arts, The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and RUPAR, Concordia Bank and the Arcade Theater for making this concert possible.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the toe-tapping blues that you’ve heard all of your life. Join me on at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Arcade Theater in Ferriday!

Glen McGlothin is the mayor of Ferriday, a music lover and a musician himself.