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Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard

1948 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Acoustic guitar/electric guitar

Genre: Blues

Respected blues guitarist Duke Robillard has been described as "one of the great players" by B.B. King himself. The musician started experimenting with jazz, swing and blues music in high school. In 1967, he formed Roomful of Blues, a band that he led for more than a decade. After stints with rockabilly singer Robert Gordon and the Legendary Blues Band, Robillard launched his own group in 1981, recording and touring until 1990, when he replaced Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He also has an accomplished solo career, spanning three decades and featuring a thoughtful and thorough exploration of his beloved blues, including the 2009 release Stomp! The Blues Tonight.  

1992 The Fabulous Thunderbirds Sunday, July 12, 1992 at 9:30 p.m.
Spectrum de Montréal
1994 Duke Robillard Band Friday, July 8, 1994 at 10 p.m.
Scène Labatt Blues
1999 Duke Robillard Band with special guests Jay McShann and Herb Ellis Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 6 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve
Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 10:30 p.m.
Monument national - Ludger Duvernay
2003 Duke Robillard Band with special guest Jay McShann Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 6 p.m.
Spectrum de Montréal
2009 Duke Robillard Band Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 8 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)

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