Philly’s pride and joy... the city’s best and best-loved blues band.
Mary Armstrong, The City Paper
The Dukes of Destiny.. .whose bruising, authentic repertoire of obscure Rhythm and Blues numbers is stoked by the supernal harmonica playing of John Colgan-Davis.
David Hlltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
The whole band was wailing the blues on a rainy November night in a North Philadelphia bar, attacking the sadness with a fistful of boogie.
Clark DeLeon, Philadelphia Inquirer
They mix up a wide variety of music from Louis Jordan styled swing on up to soul, but their forte is Chicago blues. Veteran musicians all, this band knows rock ‘n’ roll and its contributing forms backwards and forwards... for dancing to upbeat rock ‘n’ roll, or getting lowdown with mean Chicago blues. The Dukes of Destiny are hard to beat for a good time.
Peter Brown, Philadelphia Weekly
This group fits into the cultural-gapping species also represented by hybrids like The Blasters and the Fab T-Birds. The Dukes pump it up with a lively integration of soul, rockabilly, country and rock ‘n’ roll.
Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News
Sounds of a seductive saxophone and quavering harmonica make the dance floor irresistible...
Hope McNelis, Germantown Courier
The electricity sparked from the instant Philadelphia’s own Dukes of Destiny opened.. .upbeat and funky. The cohesion of the ensemble could only be attributed to chemistry as the Dukes made their way through (Otis) Rush’s varied repertoire with gusto.
Kevin McCarthy, Mt. Airy Times-Express
Review of Otis Rush/Dukes of Destiny Concert
Believe me, Dukes of Destiny 3 is a CD you’ll want to listen to more than once...