Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard

Here’s a quick quiz:

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.
BB King himself has called Duke "One of the great players," The Houston Post called him "one of God's guitarists. And the New York Times says "Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality.

None of that goes to Robillard’s head. He’s still on the road, still playing as many as 250 dates a year. And still proving, night after night, that his true talent is bringing people out to hear the music, appreciate the show, and dance to the blues.
Duke is currently on tour as guitarist in Bob Dylan's band, but we were able to catch him on a break and he's bringing his own band to New Haven to swing the Elm City for one night only!

Paul Gabriel

Paul Gabriel has spent the last 39 years laboring as a musician. He’s been behind the scenes as a seasoned session man for Harry Chapin, Rory Block, and even Michael Bolton. Don’t run away! I promise Gabriel is not anything like the previous three I mentioned. Mixing pieces of big band swing, jazz, and urban blues of the 50s; Gabriel’s got a great hollow body guitar sound and a knack for writing great traditional blues.


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Duke Robillard with Paul Gabriel

Friday, August 16 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

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