Club 321 Presents Duke Robillard
Mechanics Hall [Worcester]
|Date:||May 18, 2023|
|Address:||321 Main Street Worcester|
Rhode Island-based Duke Robillard has carved out one of blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, label operator and educator.
In 1967, he founded the band, “Roomful Of Blues,” with pianist Al Copley in Westerly, R.I. Considered the prototypical jump blues band, “Roomful” became a legend in New England and beyond, as did Duke himself.
Known for his mastery of the guitar style of T-Bone Walker, Robillard’s musical breadth was also impressive–from swing, standards and ballads to rockers, gutbucket Chicago blues and rockabilly. By the time Duke left “Roomful”after a dozen years to pursue a solo career, he was firmly established in the upper echelon of contemporary blues guitarists.
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. Learn more about Duke Robillard.