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November 25, 2010

Duke Robillard Band Tours Western Canada

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard Band
Western Canadian Tour
Nov 25-30, various venues

Duke Robillard Celebrates a Banner Year in 2010

Guitar giant Duke Robillard brings his masterful talents to select western Canadian cities over the next week, performing several dates from Saskatoon west to Vancouver.

One of the most recognized guitar masters today, Robillard has had a banner year in 2010, adding numerous accolades, awards and a new CD to his impressive credits. So far this year Duke has garnered a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album, captured the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year and nominations for Album of the Year, Band of the Year, and Best Instrumentalist – Guitar, and is celebrating the release of his latest offering, Passport to the Blues.

A four-time Best Blues Guitarist Winner at the Blues Music Awards, Duke has performed with and/or produced such greats as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, John Hammond, Jay McShann, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Rosco Gordon and Long John Baldry, as well as acted as Producer for Joe Louis Walker’s Between a Rock and The Blues, which won Album of the Year at the 2010 Blues Music Awards.

Michael John “Duke” Robillard, born October 4, 1948, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, played in various bands and worked for the Guild Guitar Company before co-founding the powerhouse band Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967, and was a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds (with Kim Wilson), replacing Jimmie Vaughan on guitar. While Robillard may perhaps be best known for his work in the blues idiom, he is also a well-versed in jazz, swing, and rock and roll.

Duke Robillard Band – Western Canadian Dates

11/25/2010 Saskatoon SK / Broadway Theatre
11/26/2010 Calgary AB / Calgary Blues Music Association
11/27/2010 Sherwood Park AB / Festival Place
11/29/2010 Nelson BC / Hume Hotel
11/30/2010 Vancouver BC / The Yale

for more info visit www.dukerobillard.com

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