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Andrew Duhon

May 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


It was Leo Tolstoy who said “All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town,” and in the case of Andrew Duhon and his latest album Emerald Blue, both instances are true. Duhon temporarily left New Orleans, his longtime home and musical muse in 2019, finding himself inspired by the landscape of the Pacific Northwest and notably, its colors—a hue he describes as ‘emerald blue’ for which the album is named, the same shade looking back at him in his partner’s eyes. Had he overlooked the specific shade of her eyes while living below sea level? Or did the change of location open his mind more acutely? The record does just that: examine the familiar in the context of the unfamiliar. Emerald Blue is a probing appreciation of the dailiness of life; a note-taking exercise in living.

Duhon channeled his new perspective into an eleven song collection, calling on friends and collaborators including Jano Rix on drums, percussion, and harmonies; Myles Weeks on upright and electric basses and harmonies; and Dan Walker on keys and accordion. Duhon returned South for the recording process, finding comfort and creativity in Maurice, Louisiana’s storied Dockside Studios with GRAMMY-award winning engineer and longtime collaborator of Andrew’s, Trina Shoemaker, to capture every inch of vibe and beauty and texture each song had to offer.

Emerald Blue in the news:

“Andrew Duhon looks for a better balance to life on new ‘Emerald Blue’” via Gambit Weekly

Duhon muses on the kindness of strangers and fly fishing for Coastal Angler

“Faintly reminiscent of early M Ward and artists like Beachwood Sparks, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sparklehorse or Damien Jurado, ‘Emerald Blue’ sits happily at the crossroads of harmony-drenched pop, rustic americana, Appalachian folk and about a half-dozen other styles, all meeting and mixing around the warmth of Duhon’s vocals; world-weary, stretched and full of soul.” –Holler

Duhon is “a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful.” –KPCW/NPR

No Depression calls the album “effortless,” noting “Duhon reminds us that everything comes in its time: adventure, loneliness, tragedy and — yes, even if it’s fleeting — contentment.”

Fans can watch the music video for “Emerald Blue” at this link, check out previously-released singles “Everybody Colored Their Own Jesus” and “Castle On Irish Bayou.” Duhon’s tour picks back up tonight in Lafayette, LA before continuing throughout the Southeast and then over to the Pacific Northwest in late summer. A full list of dates and ticket information can be found below.



May 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Peterborough Folk Music
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Bass Hall at Monadnock Center, Peterborough NH
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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