Biography

About Rupert,

I am a country music singer songwriter in Northern California. I grew up listening to all kinds of music such as country, bluegrass, classic rock, oldies, and even some pop. But country music is really where it’s at for me. I am heavily influenced by Hank Williams Sr. , his son Bocephus, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley, and close personal friend of mine who had his own band for many years ( Deringer) Frank Stroup. But I love all good music that comes from the heart.  My goal with these new songs here is to have a fresh country sound that is original, unique and radio friendly. I try to mix up the mood and melodies of the songs I write. And even though most of todays country music is pop oriented,  I’m proud to say that I still lean towards the more traditional side of country music. That’s where my heart is ! I recorded two songs in Nashville, Tennessee. (Would You Take Me Drunk ) & (Step Outside Your Ring) . The songs received some moderate airplay on certain radio stations mostly back east. 

 

  What a difference a producer makes as I learned along the way.  And I am very proud of my producer (the late great Mr. Ronnie Montrose ) He produced 2 of my 2 original songs titled ” Country Song (Its Got To Be Country)” & “Hugs And Kisses To My Baby” ( A tribute song to the U.S.Military ). And it was an incredible honor for me to be associated with Ronnie since I was a huge fan of him growing up. And you know what? He did it for free ! He didn’t charge me a dime. In case you don’t know him Ronnie and his rock band ”Montrose” had much success with songs like “Rock Candy” & “Bad Motor Scooter” and featured “Sammy Hagar” on vocals. I love it when we play these songs at a show and people come up and say ” who sings that song”? That’s when I just light up with a huge smile and say ” We Do “! Thats our original stuff..
Over the past nine years now ”The Rupert Duncan Band” has played  all over the Western United States and we just keep getting better and better !  I am truly blessed to have met so many wonderful and amazing people along the way. I have recently released my first full legth CD of all original music. The CD features the great fiddle player Mr. Scott Joss who is a 3 time California State Fiddle Champion and the fiddle player for both Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard !
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the music :) !

Dave Lazar

  Bass Guitar,  also used to drive the tour bus for Steppenwolf

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