Mike Duke lives on the Rancho Nicasio grounds, where he has lead the house band and managed the general store for the past 20 years. He released his first album last week.   Braden Cartwright

Mike Duke, a hit songwriter and the head of Rancho Nicasio’s house band, has finally released an album, reflecting a life filled with music. Last Friday, Mr. Duke—who wrote a couple of Huey Lewis’s biggest hits and has played alongside some of music’s biggest stars—began selling “The Mike Duke Project …took a while,” whose . . .

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