Frankie Rose Duffy: Redefining Blues with a Modern Twist through “I Need to Go”


Hailing from the vibrant world of the circus, Belgian-Irish prodigy Frankie Rose Duffy emerges as a musical force, reshaping modern blues with echoes reminiscent of legends like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. His latest production, ‘I Need to Go,’ transcends the conventional, capturing the raw essence of a live performance enriched by Latin and soul influences skillfully woven into this fiery ballad of a broken heart.

Frankie Rose stands tall as a titan of musical versatility within Belgium’s thriving music scene. His guitar prowess, infused with a blend of Irish finesse and eclectic mastery, positions him as a unique figure in the industry. Frankie’s journey, from the prestigious halls of Berklee to the vibrant jazz quarters of Liège, reflects a transcendence of genres. He not only shines as a highly esteemed guitarist but also as a sought-after arranger and producer.

In his latest venture, The Frankie Rose Duffy Group, he breathes new life into the blues genre with a contemporary twist. The production of ‘I Need to Go’ is a testament to Frankie’s ability to capture the authenticity of a live performance while infusing it with his signature Latin and soul influences. The result is a compelling ballad that speaks directly to the soul.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2021, The Frankie Rose Duffy Group has not only released a gripping album but has also taken the stage by storm with electric live performances. Frankie’s unwavering commitment to pushing musical boundaries sets him apart, establishing a legacy as a force of nature on the guitar. His influence extends beyond his own performances, with a dedication to music education that plants the seeds for future talent to blossom.

In the dynamic landscape of contemporary blues, Frankie Rose Duffy stands as an innovator, continually pushing the boundaries of the genre and leaving an indelible mark on the musical tapestry of Belgium and beyond.

Listen below.

Written by
Barbie Edonia


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