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Release Date: 12 September 2006
Mad Dragon Records/Ryko Distribution

It’s not cold in Matt Duke’s world that’s for sure.  This artist is heatin’ up the stage all over the country promoting his debut album “Winter Child” hitting stores in 2 weeks.  I received an advanced copy of “Winter Child” a few weeks ago and I was captivated from the first listen.  It’s different than most acoustic folk/rock artist albums; Duke has taken creative liberties with innovative instrumentals and accompaniment. I was engaged and wanted more after a few tracks played…intricate, detailed melodies captured my ears throughout the album. I must say though, that it wasn’t until I saw Duke live in New York that I saw his passion and raw emotion come to life.  All in all folks, Matt Duke should be added to your list of artists to watch out for this coming year and his debut album “Winter Child” will be released in September…a must buy CD!!