Antje Duvekot is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Duvekot moved to Delaware at the age of 13, when her mother remarried. Duvekot writes songs that are often dark and personal, and she frequently records and performs with little accompaniment besides her acoustic guitar.
Duvekot began recording music on her own at the age of 16, producing limited-edition cassette tapes for her friends. At 18 she won the first open mic competition she entered, at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Philadelphia. Within a year, she had recorded a number of songs on a borrowed 4-Track tape machine, and released a self-produced full-length cassette entitled "Waterstains", which she sold at gigs in and around Wilmington, Delaware, where she was enrolled in school.
In 2000, her song â€śSomaâ€ť won the grand prize in the rock category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.