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The Duke Robillard Band – New CD

Duke Robillard Band – Special Guests on new Album!

Duke Robillard Band – Anyone who knows Duke’s music, will immediately smile at the first few seconds of the opening track “Here I’m Is” from the new album They Called It Rhythm & Blues, available from Stony Plain Records on March 18, 2022. It’s that joyous jump-blues shuffle sound that Duke has been perfecting since the late 60s.

Indeed, every song on this generous 18-song album is about the groove, and master musicianship. Including a great understated taste and a perfect band mix that always complements the pulse and the singer. Duke’s guitar is at the center and brings it all together. For fans of Rhythm & Blues, Duke Robillard has been playing the jazzy corners of the blues for decades! Every song on this generous 18-song album is about the groove, master musicianship, great understated taste and a perfect band mix that always complements the pulse and the singer. Duke’s guitar is at the center and brings it all together.

As the founder of Roomful of Blues in the early 1970s and replacing Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the 1990s. And is a core member of the “New Guitar Summit” through the 2000s, in addition to releasing an astounding 37 albums on his own. He’s a winner of the W.C. Handy Award as Best Blues Guitarist an astounding four times and nominated for two Best Blues Album Grammy Awards. He’s credited with taking the blues to a new level for multiple generations of blues guitarists.  Need we say more? Nope!

Special Guests:

Also, the all-star cast of special guests, includes John Hammond, Kim Wilson, Sue Foley, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Michelle Willson. Also, Chris Cote, Bruce Bears, Marty Ballou, Mark Teixeira, Doug James, Mike Flanigin, Mark Earley, Doug Woolverton and Matt McCabe. So be sure to check it out on March 18th!

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