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.
'She's the real deal' Classic Rock Magazine
'A blues singer of real integrity' The Sunday Times
'Deliciously soulful voice & gutsy blues inflected
guitar work in one compelling