He recorded with Bob Dylan, toured with Tom Waits and replaced Jimmie Vaughan: Duke Robillard is American blues guitar royalty

Duke Robillard live with an Epiphjone jazzbox at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1999
(Image credit: Clayton Call/Redferns)

Born in Rhode Island, Duke Robillard is widely regarded as American blues guitar royalty. Duke was a founder of the band Roomful of Blues which remains a mainstay of the roots scene in the US. 

Duke is an encyclopaedia of guitar styles, from his grasp of T-Bone Walker’s approach to his command of swinging blues and even to straight-ahead jazz, having recorded with the great Scott Hamilton. His command of blues language is exemplary and you’ll learn a lot from studying his style.

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