Since Robillard helped found Roomful of Blues in the 1960s, he has been the leading torch-bearer for this vibrant music that eventually morphed into rock-and-roll. The guitar master and his usual ace band provide the musical base here, and they come out swinging says ROCK AND BLUES MUSE (2021 Album Review of They Called it Rhythm & Blues). “Robillard’s ability to play across the spectrum of blues is legendary. Few players can move stylistically from Texas to Kansas City to Chicago’s West Side, but Robillard makes it seem easy,” raves GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE.
2x-GRAMMY® Award Nominee, 6x-Blues Music Award-Winner, 22x-Blues Music Award Nominee & Iconic Blues Guitarist and Singer DUKE ROBILLARD is a 4x - Blues Guitarist of the Year Award-Winner. The NEW YORK TIMES raves, "Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality." Duke Robillard will render any song with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. After showing an early affinity for music and guitar, he founded Roomful Of Blues with pianist Al Copley in Westerly, R.I., in 1967. His unsurpassed mastery of the guitar style of T-Bone Walker (later crystallized memorably in his 2004 release 'Blue Mood') was deservedly heralded, but his breadth was also head-turning from swing, standards and ballads to rockers, gutbucket Chicago blues and rockabilly. Duke replaced Jimmie Vaughan with The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990 and then continued on with a solo career with The Duke Robillard Band. "One of the great players," said B.B. KING.