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.