BB King: “One of the greatest guitarists.”
Duke Robillard is an American blues musician who, founded in 1967 the band Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley. He has also been part of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
The Blues Music Awards have named Duke Robillard “Best Blues Guitarist” four times from 2000 to 2004. That makes him the second most honored guitarist for that award! Other awards over the last decade include three Canadian Maple Blues Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2003 for “Best International Blues Artist,” the Blues Foundation’s “Producer of the Year” award in 2004, the French Blues Association’s “Album of the Year” award In 2002 (Living with the Blues) and “Guitarist of the Year” awards in 1999 and 2002. In 2007, Duke Robillard received a Grammy nomination for his Guitar Groove-a-rama record and was also honored with the prestigious Rhode Island Pell Award for “excellence in the arts”.
Duke is still performing around 250 days a year, proving the night after night, that it is his true talent that bringing people out to hear music, appreciate it and dance to it. He is a complete artist at the height of his power. The New York Times: “Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality.”
Duke’s HOT new CD with special guests Jimmy Vaughn, Sugar Ray Norcia and and Kelley Hunt is due for street release September 9th,
Duke will gladly autograph it for you if you request it. Blues-Full Circle is bound to be hailed as one of his greatest recordings.
The Acoustic Blues and Roots of Duke Robillard was named “Acoustic Blues Album of the Year” for the 2016 Blues Music Awards and #45 of the 50 best blues albums of 2015 by Living Blues Magazine.
A Decade in the Making, this Latest Album from Multi-Award-Winning Guitarist Duke Robillard Includes Special Guests Maria Muldaur, Jay McShann, Jerry Portnoy and Sunny Crownover.