The Author

About Duke Sharp


Duke Sharp has produced five CDs of mostly original music ‘Yucca Pie, Duke Sharp and Friends’ described by one reviewer as “a unique blend of western, latin and jazz sounds,” ‘Pickin After Midnight In The Moonlight’ a solo project with ten originals, mostly duets and one by Jim Averitt, ‘Bozeman All Stars, Contrafactually Yours’ an original jazz-lite CD with some of Bozeman’s finest musicians, ‘Matkatamiba’ – mostly instrumental music inspired by Grand Canyon rafting trips, and ‘Just the Two of Me’ … original instrumentals, a couple of his favorite traditional Irish melodies and blues standards.

Duke has also co-produced two CDs with his longtime musical accomplice, Mike Parsons, an outstanding musician who plays just about anything that makes notes. ‘Two Grass Crew, Gavotte in A Minor’ is a collection of duets with Mike playing mandolin and violin, and ‘The Big Lost’ … a collection of some of their favorite bluegrass standards, a couple of Grateful Dead covers, one by John Prine, all twisted just a bit into some unique and enjoyable arrangements. They’re joined on this one by several of their Bozeman friends and two more from the musical Parsons clan.

When Duke’s not gigging you can find the ‘accidental’ author hiking backcountry trails, white-water rafting rivers of the west, riding his bicycle, exploring Thailand or jamming at one of the legendary Miller family reunions. He lives in Montana among guitars, mandolins, rivers and mountains.