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DUKE ROBILLARD (USA)
Saturday, July 5th, 21.30
Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard - guitar, vocals
Doug James - saxophone
Jesse Williams - bass
Mark Teixeira - drums
Matt McCabe - piano

 

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Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Patton and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Since 1980, Duke has recorded over a dozen acclaimed solo albums and toured the world both with his own band and also as Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In addition to his own recordings, Duke has played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (1997's Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor and many more. Called "one of the great players" by the legendary B.B. King, Duke's upbeat live performance, accented by a swinging horn section, is a tasteful display of a wide variety of blues styles.

Of all the guitarists slinging blues licks these days, Duke Robillard is perhaps the most comfortable at stepping over the line into the world of jazz. In his hands the basic 12-bar format yields to advanced chord substitutions without a hint of conflict. Robillard is considered one of the world's pre-eminent practitioners of jump-blues and swing guitar playing, and an expert in the style of T-Bone Walker (not to mention Freddie King), so his fluency outside the I-IV-V box is perfectly understandable.
Robillard is a native of Westerly, Rhode Island, and in 1967 he founded Roomful of Blues, a horn-based band that performs to this day and is a perennial favorite of jazz-blues fans everywhere. Duke left Roomful in 1979 to play lead guitar for rockabilly singer Robert Gordon, then joined the Legendary Blues Band, a group made up of former Muddy Waters sidemen. He finally kicked off a solo career in 1981, forming the Duke Robillard Band (later renamed Duke Robillard & the Pleasure Kings), recording that group's debut in 1984. Robillard has been signed to numerous labels and worked a multitude of artists. He even did a stint as Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the early '90s. And right now Duke Robillard is on a roll. He recently sat down with Guitar.com to discuss his new release, Explorer; several other albums he's either produced or released under his own name in the past 15 months; and some of his favorite guitar licks, many of which he demonstrates in Guitar.com's exclusive video guitar lessons.



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