Duke Robillard

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Michael John "Duke" Robillard (born October 4, 1948, Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American blues musician.

After playing in various bands as Mike"Honey Bear" Robillard(Including legendary Rhode Island Blues Band "Ken Lyon and Tombstone") and working for the Guild Guitar Company, he co-founded the band Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967. He has also been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds which included Kim Wilson, replacing Jimmie Vaughan on guitar. Also experienced in jazz, swing, and rock and roll, aside from his preferred blues music, Robillard has been generally regarded as a guitar player keeping the blues style of T-Bone Walker.

He has recorded with artists such as Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Prior, Jay McShann, Hal Singer, Pinetop Perkins, Joe Louis Walker, Todd Sharpville, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. In the summer of 2006, Robillard accompanied Tom Waits on a tour of the Southern United States.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Swing Duke Robillard 2
1992 After Hours Swing Session Duke Robillard 1
1994 Duke's Blues Duke Robillard 2
1994 Temptation Duke Robillard 1
1997 Dangerous Place Duke Robillard 1
1999 Conversations In Swing Guitar Herb Ellis & Duke Robillard 1
1999 La Palette Bleue Duke Robillard 1
1999 New Blues for Modern Man Duke Robillard 1
2002 Living With the Blues Duke Robillard 2
2003 Exalted Lover Duke Robillard 1
2003 Blues in My Heart Chris Flory With Duke Robillard and Friends 1
2003 More Conversations in Swing Guitar Duke Robillard 1
2004 Blue Mood Duke Robillard 1
2005 The Duke Meets the Earl Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard 1
2007 World Full of Blues Duke Robillard 1
2008 A Swingin Session with Duke Robillard Duke Robillard 4 1
2010 Passport to the Blues Duke Robillard 1
2015 The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard Duke Robillard 1
Explorer Duke Robillard 1
Guitar Groove A Rama Duke Robillard 1
Plays Blues: The Rounder Years Duke Robillard 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Blues Full Circle Duke Robillard 1
Duke’s Box, the Blues and More Duke Robillard 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Stretchin' Out Live Duke Robillard 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Down on Providence Plantation Al Basile with the Duke Robillard Band 1

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