About

DC DUNCAN
Born David “Dave” Caldwell Duncan in New Brighton, PA, March 2, 1951

EDUCATION
— Started piano lessons at the tender age of 7
— Started drum lessons at age 11
1963: Moved to Dallas (1963)
1963-1968: Studied with Mitchell Peters: formerly Principle Percussionist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra & The Los Angeles Philharmonic ( mp817@aol.com)
1975-1976: Studied music at Richland College under friend, Paul Guerrero, of Woody Herman fame
1975-1985: Mentor and friend: Jimmy (JZ) Zitano: (Jazz Workshop in Boston, Billie Holiday, Al Hurt, etc.) JZ is the reason Mr. Duncan calls himself “DC”

santa fe symphony dc duncan drummer

Drumming with the Santa Fe Symphony. In my youthful days.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Concerts & Clubs
1968: First professional gigs with the Brack Sheppard Trio (Dallas)
1969-1971: United States Army
1971-1072: House gig with Joe Banana & The Bunch “Music with appeal.” (Dallas)
1972-1973: Moved to Albuquerque and married
1973: Moved back to Dallas
1973–1975: Club dates & concerts with Django (Texas)
1974: Concert tour with Jay Boy Adams/Point Blank with Bill Hamm: ZZ Top’s manager, www.Jayboyadams.com (Texas)
1975: Club tour & recordings with Curtis Hall & The Cactus Café (Texas/New Mexico)
1975-present: Club tour & recordings with Michael J Martin & The Dead-Eye Band;
www.myspace.com/michaeljmartinmusic (Texas/Pagosa Springs/Nashville)
1977-1980: Club tour, concerts, recordings, TV & radio with The Bees’ Knees (Derrick Records) 2 national albums, 2 Texas Music Awards, concerts, clubs, radio and TV appearances.
1977-1978: Clubs & radio with The Dennis DeCreny Jazz Band (Dallas)
1981: Radio broadcast with live studio audience, & club dates with Little Stevie Davis (Dallas )
1982-1989: Club Dates & concerts with Family Lotus (Santa Fe/Taos)
1982-1984: Club dates with Doc Span & Two Fisted Blues; http://myspace.com/docspan (New Mexico/Colorado)
1983: Kerrville Music Festival, club dates & recording with Dee Moeller (Texas/New Mexico)
1984-1986: House gigs with The Al Tell Quartet “Mr. Tell played toured with Benny Goodman” (S.F.)
1986-1990: House gigs and recordings with The Ravin’ Brothers
www.myspace.com/chrisravinband (Santa Fe)
1986: Played drums for Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in concert
www.myspace.com/screaminjayhawkins (Santa Fe)
1988: Played drums with Flaco Jimenez & Jerry Faires in concert
www.flacojimenezmusic.com (Santa Fe)
1992-2000: Club dates with Dog atLarge (Colorado)
1999-present: Concerts & club dates with The Brian Flynn Band
www.myspace.com/brianflynnband (Colorado)
2000-present:
Club dates and recording with John Graves & Rio Jazz
www.riojazz.tripod.com (Colorado)
2007-2008: Club dates with Jay Johnson of Black Foot & Brian Flynn
www.myspace.com/jayjohnsonproductions (Colorado)
2002-present: Concerts & club dates with The Kirk James Blues Band
www.kirkjames.com (CO/New Mexico/Arizona)
2003: Played drums for headliner Bo Diddley in concert
www.bo-diddley.com (Tucson)
2005-2006: Club dates & recording with Jeff Strahan
www.jeffstrahan.com (Colorado/New Mexico)
2006-2008: Club dates & recordings with Rumbelly
www.rumbelly.com & www.cdbaby.com/rumbelly (Colorado)
2007-present: Club dates with Old Country (Colorado)

DRUMS FOR HIRE
Concerts & Clubs
— Played drums for: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Anson Funderburgh, Bo Diddley, Dickie Lee, Christian Plicque, Dale McFarland, Chuck Leavel, Doc Span, Scott McGill, Bowley & Wilson, and others

RECORDING STUDIO EXPERIENCE:
— Recorded with: Johnnie Taylor, Marc Benno, Anson Funderburgh, Mickey Raphael, Jimmie Spheeris, Airto, Jimmy Carl Black, Michael J Martin, Eric Tagg, Dee Moeller, Paula Kay Evans, Randy Lee, Maurice Anderson, Kirk James, Jon Gagan, Lewis Winn, Smokey Joe Miller, Christian Plicque, Jerry Faires, Jeff Strahan, Brant Leeper, “Mean” Dean Murphy, Benny “Burle” Galloway, Steve McCarty, and others

WARM-UP CONCERTS:
— Opened concerts for: Linda Ronstadt (2X), Stevie Ray Vaughn, Edgar Winters, Sonny Landreth, Cheech & Chong, Elvin Bishop, Miss Ruby Star, Dr. Hook, Sea Level, Ronnie Milsap, Spirit, Savoy Brown, Mose Allison, BTO, Arlo Guthrie, and others

Married to Jayebird since 1973. Our beloved son, Tait, died in 1996 at the age of twenty-three.