As a guitarist, bassist, multi instrumentalist, writer and producer Kevin has appeared on dozens of major label albums, film scores, and television soundtracks as well as hundreds of commercial spots. As a published songwriter, his compositions have been heard around the world via placements in partnership with Arista, RCA, BMG, Universal publishing and LA Post Music.

Kevin has worked as a consultant with Yamaha Musical Instruments as well as Kasha Amplifiers, Seymour Duncan Musical Instruments and Line6 endorsing and working on the development of their extensive line of amplifiers, effects modeling devices and the Variax line of electric, acoustic and classical modeling guitars.

 

Owner, Operator, Producer, Engineer, Tea Boy

The Dive, The Ranch, Poor Kevin's Studio

January 1987 – Present 

Personal recording studio for the use of production, sound design, Co Writers and guitar session clients.

 

Co-Owner, Producer, Composer

Crooked Letter Music

September 1987 – Present 

Independent Music Production, Publishing and Recording Company originally founded in partnership with Arista Publishing, subsequently partnered with RCA, BMG, Universal, Sony, Integrity and currently Kompass Music publishing companies.

 

Co-Owner, Producer, Composer

Breathing Room Music

January 2005 – Present 

Independent Music Production, Publishing and Recording Company

 

Independent Guitarist, Multi Instrumentalist, Arranger

AFM Local 47

September 1979 – Present 

 

Endorsed Artist, Video Personality, Product Consultant

Line 6

2001 – 2017 

Consulted with design and tech teams to bring several instruments, processing pedal boards and amplifiers to market including the HD500, James Tyler Variax and subsequent updates and the DT series amplifiers.


 

Endorsing Artist, Product Consultant

Yamaha Musical Instruments

1985 – 1995 

Consulted on the design of the original YGD guitars and beta tested units in professional applications; consulted, beta tested and programmed the 1st generation of Yamaha modeling guitar pedals; performed and recorded the sampling sessions for the Electric Guitar Library for Yamaha sampling instruments and work station instruments.

 

Endorsing Artist, Product Consultant

James Tyler Guitars

1987 – 1991 

Consulted on the design of the initial line of Tyler custom instruments, and performed with them as an endorsed artist on world tours, international broadcast and videos, and hundreds of recording sessions.

 

Endorsing Artist, Product Consultant

Seymour Duncan

1983 – 1986 

Consulted on the design of the Seymour Duncan Convertible module based guitar amplifier and performed with them as an endorsed artist. Also endorsed their line of guitar strings.

 

Education

University of Southern Mississippi, Theory & Composition

Minor in Psychology

 

Musician’s Institute, Wall of Fame Alumni

 

Skills

Guitar performance, multi instrumental performance, midi programming, arranging, composing, music production, audio engineering, music direction, budgeting, scheduling, personnel management. iWorks, MS Office, Logic Pro, Reason, MOTU Digital Performer, iMovie

 

Discographyhttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/kevin-dukes-mn0000782679

 

Linkedinhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/kevindukes/

 

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Dukes

RECORDINGS
Pink: The Truth About Love
Kelly Clarkson: Stronger
Kelly Clarkson: Wrapped In Red
Lily Allen: Sheezus
Jackson Browne: Lives In The Balance, World In Motion
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Playback
Billy Joel: Koncert/ Live from Russia
Chicago: Days Of Thunder, 21
Don Henley: In Your Hands
Michael Bolton: All That Matters, Everybody’s Crazy
Joe Walsh:  You Bought It  You Name It
Dolly Parton: Rainbow
Sarah Evans: Three Chords and The Truth
The Muppets with Vince Gill, Sting, Don Henley, Linda Rondstat, etc.
The Simpsons Sing The Blues with Joe Walsh and BB King, etc.
 
 
TOURS 
 
Boz Scaggs: Multiple American and Japanese Tours
Don Henley: Boys of Summer, End Of The Innocence 
Jackson Browne: Multiple World and American Tours
Billy Joel: The Bridge World Tour, Russian Tour, Koncert World Tour
Peter Cetera: Multiple American Tours and World Tour
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