"Theory of History: Part 2"
2019 ALBUM OF THE YEAR Nomination
The 5 song EP is the seventh album from Munk Duane and completes the two-part "Theory of History" collection. It has been nominated ALBUM OF THE YEAR in the 2019 New England Music Awards.
"Theory of History" is deeply rooted in modern interpretations of Soul, Pop and Blues, with tips of the hat to legends from Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye to Brian Wilson and The Rolling Stones.
MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
After being nominated by New England music industry peers, Munk Duane took home his first win in the New England Music Awards for MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR.
Big Year for Munk Duane On CBS
Music Supervisors at CBS have become fans of Munk Duane. His songs appeared in promos for over a dozen network programs, including…
60 Minutes, 70th Tony Awards, American Gothic, Blue Bloods, CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Let’s Make A Deal, Lucky Dog, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, Person of Interestt, PGA Golf, Scorpion, Survivor, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Talk, The Young and The Restless and Undercover Boss.
After taking 2 years away from TV and Film composing to work on his last two albums “Argue With Gravity” and “Theory of History”, Munk will be taking advantage of this recent surge in the use of his music to resume crafting new music for broadcast and cinema in 2019.
Munk Duane Becomes
Reverend Guitars Artist
After loudly and proudly singing the praises of my Six Gun for a year, Munk Duane is now an official Reverend Guitars artist.
Munk explains, “This is not a small thing for me. I picked up guitar after a 4 year stint at Berklee College of Music, because in a time when everyone wanted to play fast, I wanted guitar to “support” my songs, rather than compete with them. Starting guitar in earnest at 21 years old always left me feeling like a “late bloomer”, struggling to catch up. The instrument went from serving a utilitarian function in my musical life to a passion/obsession. Finding an instrument like my Reverend Six Gun that felt as though it was designed specifically for my hands, was something I never thought I would see in my career, having wrestled with the popular brands.”
Regardless of my professional accomplishments, I will likely always feel like the kid playing catch up. Becoming a Reverend Guitars Artist has helped me realize a life long dream. I AM a Professional Guitar Player.
“Munk crafts his music with intelligence and panache. Can Superstar status be far behind?”
South Shore Magazine
"Another huge success story on the South Shore is Munk Duane. Munk is the ultimate working musician. It’s a challenge to keep up with all this guy has going on. His humility is outstanding and his body of work is simply staggering. Great press? Munk has it. Licensing deals? Munk’s got them. Great albums? All there. Oh yeah, and did we mention feature length film scores? Munk has those too. And of course, Munk can play and sing his rump off. Above all of this, however, is the fact that Munk is an artist… and a damn good one"
"In the early part of the decade, Boston-based independent musician Munk Duane, according to a CD Baby digital sales report, sold paid downloads totaling more than 12,000. Munk has now also found success with publishing deals. Munk is one of many musicians and companies finding that the opportunities around them are steadily growing.
TV & Film Composer
Munk Duane's music has been featured in hundreds of television and film placements from The 70th Annual Tony Awards, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Hawaii Five-O, 60 Minutes, NCIS and Blue Bloods, to HBO's The Sopranos, the 2010 Super Bowl Half Time Show and NCAA March Madness. He composed the original score for the 2015 Indie Thriller "The House Across The Street" staring Eric Roberts and Ethan Embry.