Contemporary reggae artist Duane Stephenson Releases New Album, Black Gold

MIRAMAR – Contemporary roots reggae artist Duane Stephenson returns with his sophomore album, Black Gold, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, courtesy of VP Records. The 15-track album features his signature sounds, from ballads to roots reggae, and his musical skills and heartfelt sentiments on this album will resonate with fans and be sure to gain him new ones.

“In the face of great hardship, great men and great music will rise,” reveals Stephenson. “Black Gold is great work in my eyes and I’m bringing my fans back to the root and essence of reggae music.”

Stephenson has been spreading his new tunes to fans far and wide, as the opening act for The Wailers on their current U.S. tour. (See tour dates below). He is also the featured performer for the weekly Rock With Squeeze artist showcase, at SOB’s in New York City on Monday, October 4.

Stephenson’s debut album, August Town (VP Records, 2007), was lauded as one of the best reggae albums that year. This new studio effort sees Stephenson teaming up again with legendary reggae producer, Dean Fraser, for the majority of its production. His first single, “Rescue Me,” features Gramps Morgan and the video, which was shot in New York City, is set to hit airwaves shortly.


The Wailers & Duane Stephenson U.S. Tour Dates

09/29/10 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
09/30/10 The Venue – Gainesville, Florida
10/01/10 House Of Blues – New Orleans, Louisiana

Duane Stephenson Live at ‘Rock with Squeeze’

10/04/10 SOB’S – New York, New York

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