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The Duke Robillard Band

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$25.00 - $150.00

The Duke Robillard Band

Friday, March 2nd.

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence.

The Duke Robillard Band debuted in 1981, re-emerging as The Pleasure Kings with their eponymous 1984 album on Rounder. It and its sequel, “Too Hot To Handle,” burnished Duke’s songwriting portfolio; the 1987 jazz outing “Swing” (with saxophonist Scott Hamilton) underscored his versatility and remains a highlight.

Continuing his solo career, Duke replaced Jimmie Vaughan with The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990. He cut his own much-awaited straight blues album “Duke’s Blues” in 1993 for Canadian imprint Stony Plain, leading eventually to a rewarding, continuing and prolific alliance, along with releases during the ensuing years on Point Blank/Virgin and Shanachie, as well as instructional videos. He has also launched his own labels with Jesse Finkelstein, Blue Duchess/Shining Stone.

Duke’s resume is decorated with Grammy nominations, Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards, and other honors for his artistry, recordings and productions within the United States and internationally. On his latest release, “Duke Robillard and his Dames of Rhythm” on M.C. Records, he wields an acoustic archtop and joins six thrushes for evocative and enjoyable renditions of 1920s and 1930s swing tunes; it’s a worthy successor to his 2016 BMA-winning “The Acoustic Blues And Roots Of Duke Robillard.”

 

“One of the great players” – BB King

 

“Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality.” – the New York Times

“A guitarist’s guitarist, prolific producer, and master of all things blues, Duke Robillard walks the tightrope between traditionalism and experimentation…He’s a master of many styles who moves forward while maintaining a firm grounding in the past.” – Blues Revue

 

The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C.Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard “Best Blues Guitarist” four years out of five (2000,2001,2003,2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award! He was also nominated in that category in 2005, 2007 and again this year of 2008

Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$25.00 - $150.00

Venue

The Upper Room
59 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207 United States

Organizer

The Upper Room

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