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A local guitar hero who plays well with others



eteran guitarist Duke Levine can play just about anything. He has also played with just about everybody. (Peter Wolf, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Aimee Mann, just to name a few). Levine is one of those musicians who make the rest of the band play better, even if he’s sitting in for just one night. Ask him how old his beat-up Fender Telecaster is and he’ll say, “Older than me.” (Hint: the guitar was made in 1953.) It’s a treat to watch him play. His focus is unbreakable and it doesn’t matter if he’s in country-honk mode and attacking innocent steel with glass, or settling into a tribal jazz trance. He really can play everything. Wallace


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