Drake Duffer

Hello all, welcome to my website. I’ll be keeping in touch and posting updates from time to time, so don’t forget to check back. If you’d like a lesson, a performance, or anything else I might be able to do for you, please head to the contact page. Also, check out my schedule and catch a show! Otherwise, feel free to browse!

     -Drake Duffer

Drake Duffer took up the guitar at the age of 4 when his fingers finally outgrew his miniature violin. Drake enjoys discovering the abundance of different ways to go about playing the guitar, and has spent many a night playing with new ways to use the guitar's many untapped features to his advantage. His teachers have included Jason Rogers, Gerald Klickstein, Zane Forshee, Michael Kudirka, Joseph Pecoraro and Benjamin Verdery.

Drake graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Music degree, and is now continuing his studies at the Yale School of Music in pursuit of his Master of Music degree.

As well as being an active solo performer, Drake has been chosen to participate in many collaborative recitals, and to play several world premieres, most notably Javier Farias’ Recinto de la Piedra. He has used such new music experiences to fuel his own compositions and arrangements, one of which earned him the Seconda Prattica Pujol Award for arranging. Drake is also a founding member of Early Gray, a modern music duo consisting of himself and Owen Dodds, pianist.

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Drake Duffer
Solo classical guitar album


Paint the Windows
Early Gray (Drake Duffer & Owen Dodds)
Original duo album


The Fifth of May
Drake Duffer and Emmett Moberly-LaChance
Improvised album


If you would like to contact Drake Duffer for a performance, lesson, or appearance of any kind, please use this information.

Email: drakeduffer@gmail.com

Here are Drake Duffer's upcoming performances (there are always more on the way!)

New Haven, CTGPSCY Ballroom (With Early Gray)Saturday, May 11th, 20198:30PM

Past Shows (From June 2018)

Elkin, NCReeves Theater (with the Martha Bassett Show)Saturday, June 2nd, 20188:00 PM
Brooklyn, NYSpectrum (With Early Gray)Saturday, June 16th, 20187:00 PM
Chicago, ILElbo Room (With Early Gray)Sunday, June 24th, 2018Time TBA
Manhattan, NYRockwood Music Hall (stage 3) (With Early Gray)Wednesday, August 1st, 20188:30 PM
Burlington, VTRadio Bean (With Early Gray)Monday, August 6th, 20188:30 PM
Vienna, VAJammin Java (with Gabriel Kahane)Saturday, September 8th, 20188:00 PM
Portsmouth, NH3S Artspace (with Early Gray and Gabriel Kahane)Saturday, September 15th, 20187:00 PM
Decatur, GAEddie's Attic (With Gabriel Kahane)Thursday, November 29th, 20187:00 PMTickets
Carrboro, NCCat's Cradle (With Early Gray and Gabriel Kahane)Friday, November 30th, 20187:00 PMTickets
Asheville, NCIsis Music Hall (With Early Gray and Gabriel Kahane)Saturday, December 1st, 20188:30 PMTickets
Charlotte, NCThe Evening Muse (With Early Gray and Gabriel Kahane)Sunday, December 2nd, 20187:30 PMTickets
Winston-Salem, NCCentenary United Methodist Church (With Early Gray)Wednesday, January 9th, 20197:00 PMFree
Manhattan, NYRockwood Music Hall (Stage 1) (With Early Gray)Tuesday, February 12th, 201912:00 AM (Midnight)