T-Bone Walker - electric blues - with Duke Robillard Page Three

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.

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“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