Ricky Duran

About the show:

You watched him pour his heart out on “The Voice.” Now, soul singer Ricky Duran brings his passion-driven performances back to his hometown of Worcester, MA for a night that you are not going to want to miss, featuring an opening act from local artist Sam James. In this homecoming show, he will be performing never-before-heard original music, already released original songs and songs which were performed on “The Voice.” 

American singer, songwriter and musician, Duran placed as runner up on Season 17 of NBC’s “The Voice.” He is known for his blues guitar playing, soulful raspy vocals and unparalleled stage presence. Duran gained international recognition after getting a four-chair turn and standing ovation for his performance of “River” by Leon Bridges. Each week he wowed the judges with his charismatic aura and incredible stage presence. As the show progressed, he quickly emerged as a rising star. Duran’s performances on “The Voice” charted high on iTunes, with his original song, "A Woman Like Her,” topping the iTunes Charts in all genres.

Sam James, a Worcester native, opens for Duran. James appeared on Season 3 of “The Voice” as a member of team Adam, and more recently on the new hit NBC show “Songland” alongside John Legend and Ryan Tedder. He is currently signed to BMG out of Nashville, TN and has penned songs for artists like Bebe Rexha, Dolly Parton, Galantis, Dzecko, and others. His work on the soundtrack for Dreamworks “Abominable” won him a Hollywood Music in Media Award in November of last year.