Duke Robillard – Stomp The Blues Tonight

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Duke Robillard celebrates his 16th release for Stony Plain Records by taking a step back. Reuniting with several of his Roomful of Blues bandmates (Doug James, Rich Lataille, and Al Basile) as well as incorporating some new faces (singer Sunny Crownover), Robillard revisits the ’40s and ’50s blues and R&B that has been Roomful of Blues’ trademark for over 40 years on Stomp! The Blues Tonight. In addition to the powerful horn section, Robillard has assembled a top notch rhythm section (Marty Ballou and Jon Ross on bass, Mark Teixeira on drums) and a set list that includes a perfect blend of cover tunes and originals.
Robillard’s guitar work is as impressive as ever, as are his vocals. The band provides excellent support (Bruce Bears’ piano is a highlight) throughout. Any new Duke Robillard release is a guaranteed pleasure from start to finish, and Stomp! The Blues Tonight ranks up there with his best recordings.

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