2007, Rhode Island, USA.
wanted to let you know I enjoyed your CD very much!
like your interpretations of Wee Wee Baby and Lonesome Woman Blues
your band is very good! Great groove, good ensemble players and
pleasantly surprised and look forward to hearing more from you and
your fine band!
All the best, Duke Robillard
Who is Mr. Michael John "Duke"
October 4, 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Duke Robillard is an American blues musician. After paying his dues
in various bands and even working for Guild guitars, he co-founded
Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967. He has also been
a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds which included \Kim Wilson,
replacing Jimmie Vaughan. Although an extremely
competent guitarist in Jazz, Swing, Rock and Roll and modern electric
blues forms, Duke is generally regarded as the foremost authority
and guitar player keeping the blues style of T-Bone Walker alive
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The Producer, Duke Robillard:
Keeping the blues alive award
all know Duke Robillard as the founder of Roomful of Blues or the
W.C. Handy Guitarist of the Year, but Robillard has also become
one of the most sought-after producers in
the blues. He has served as the producer on recent discs
by Billy Boy Arnold, Gordon Beadle, Zuzu Bollin, Eddy Clearwater,
Debbie Davies, Roscoe Gordon, John Hammond, Doug James, Jay McShann,
Jerry Portnoy, Toni Lynn Washington and Jimmy Witherspoon, as well
as his own albums. Whenever you see a CD and
Duke Robillard is listed as producer, you can be sure the music
was recorded with passion and respect.