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Off The Rails Presents The Duke Robillard Band

Off The Rails [Worcester]

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Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Off The Rails
Address: 90 Commercial Street Worcester
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.
Born Michael John Robillard on October 4, 1948, in Woonsocket, R.I., Duke has carved out one of the blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, label operator, and educator.
After showing an early affinity for music and guitar, he founded Roomful Of Blues with pianist Al Copley in Westerly, R.I., in 1967. By adding horns, Roomful announced itself emphatically as the prototypical jump blues band, and became a New England legend and a fixture beyond, as did Duke himself.
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.