Founder of Room full of Blues, guitarist extrodinaire Duke Robillard showed his ability as a player and knowledge of swing era blues.
His Rhode Island based horn band was especially adept with tunes written by T-Bone Walker thanks to his leadership. When the legendary blues singer Big Joe Turner heard Duke he contacted T-Bones widow and said "T-Bone Lives!"
After departing Room full, Duke extended his talents to all areas of American guitar music and after a stint with the Fabulous Thunderbirds honed his Texas chops to well lined pockets of clean tone.
Mr. Robillard also teaches a Freddie King guitar lesson that's another must have digital presentation. Duke is jake with several guitar styles including jazz which is a cousin to swing if not jazz by another name. "Jump Blues" is jazz chords.
'Its all a matter of taste' says Duke who appears genuinely enamoured of T-Bones style as he plays you through an over view of how Bones style works and what differentiates it. You will learn classic Bone turnarounds - some orchestral 10th chords - some very hip minor blues licks and more.
“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.” ― Charlie Parker