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What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common?
Answer: Duke Robillard
Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community.Multi Grammy nominee Duke Robillard is a 4-time Best Guitarist winner at the Blues Music Awards and 18-time Blues Music Award nominee overall. His guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. In addition, Duke's most recent release "The Acoustic Blues and Roots of Duke Robillard has been nominated for a Blues Music Award and was named # 45 of 50 of 2015s best blues CDs by Living Blues magazine.
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