Duke Robillard Band
Jazz n' Blues Guitar
by Don Brown Sr.
The Jazz Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
When Duke Robillard took the stage at the Railhead, I didn't know what to expect. Was I to see the bluesman who co-founded Roomful Of Blues thirty somewhat years ago, the one who played with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, or the man who sat in, and recorded, with jazz guitar great Herb Ellis and also released the album "Duke Robillard Plays Jazz?"
He turned out to all that and more. From his own poignant "I May Be Ugly (But I Sure Know How To Cook)" to the B.B. King classic "Long Gone," he pulled out both jazz and blues from his hollow body Gibsons while still leaving room for his band to cook.
For all the fans that were at Boulder Station that night, it was two incredible shows. Two and a half hours worth of some of the best music around today. Why anyone would stay home and watch Friends on the tube instead of going to Blues Night is beyond me. Hope to see some new faces at the Railhead next Thursday!
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