As a kid pounding on the drums in rural Kentucky–Duncan’s first love was music. His neighbors hated it. However, it quickly became clear to everyone—including the neighbors—he was destined for a career in music.
It didn’t take long for Duncan to transition from drums to vocals while also learning about the ins and outs of the business of music. Eventually, his involvement as a singer with garage bands led to club gigs and then demo contracts and eventually major label deals.
From major label darling to Indy artist, the years of experience touring and recording with many different projects taught Duncan the value of good songs. His understanding of the collaborative value of the creative process has opened many doors along the way.
One of those doors opened when American Idol recruited him to produce their contestants weekly iTunes selections. During seasons 6 through 9 of the series Duncan was a producer and coach for the contestants as well as contributing background vocals of sessions for Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, David Cook & Michael Johns, among others, for the recordings of weekly iTunes downloads.
After “the Idol years” Duncan used the experience to elevate his songwriting and collaborated with artist from LA to Nashville including writing songs for the NFL and a variety of independent artists.