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Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard

Guitarist Duke Robillard has had the blues, of varying shades, since before he was legal. In 1967, fresh out of high school, Robillard formed Roomful of Blues, a unique blues and swing band which he led for a dozen years before handing the gig to Ronnie Earl. Robillard has gone on to a multi-hatted life as solo artist and producer-for the likes of John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon and Jay McShann and others-always with a mean ‘n’ tasty guitar style in hand.

Now comes Robillard’s new solo album, Dangerous Place, his third for the PointBlank label. As he describes it, the new album continues the trend of his previous one, Duke’s Blues, “in the sense that the musical inspiration of all my old heroes was there, but it would be with my own songs this time.”

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