Duke Oursler is an American Heartland singer/songwriter from Macomb, Illinois. His thoughtful, honest and direct lyrics speak to midwestern life and experience. Duke’s songs are rooted in the Illinois banks of the Mississippi river. His unique brand of American river rock speaks to the tumultuous floods and hard working blue collar life on the Mississippi River, contrasting against unifying and spiritual stories of love, friendship, and family found on the big river. With honesty, authenticity and whit, Duke and his band The American Dream deliver tight harmonies and an energetic live performance belting stories of midwestern life and love in America’s Heartland.
Duke has been writing and playing his original music for the past two decades in Illinois and Iowa. He has shared the stage with many regional and national acts such as Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts, Chicago Farmer, Joe Stamm, Them Coulee Boys, Hello Dave and others. Duke recently released “Bootstraps” the first single off his upcoming project titled Duke and The American Dream featuring the single Bootstraps. Duke will soon be releasing his upcoming works, “On My Way”, “Promised Land”, FU Frank” and “Go for Broke”.