Stomp! The Blues Tonight
US: 2 Jun 2009
UK: 2 Jun 2009
Duke Robillard is probably best known to casual observers of contemporary blues for his guitar work in Roomful of Blues or for his presence on the southern leg of Tom Waits’ Orphans tour or as a strand in a twisty skein of reverb on Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind. On this pleasant jump blues survey, he offers up a generous serving of both standards—courtesy of Roy Milton, Wynonie Harris, and Lowell Fulson, among others—and originals. As with Robillard’s work in Roomful of Blues, the horns are central here, and it goes without saying that Robillard plays great guitar—he has a meaty tone, stunning dexterity, and a smooth delivery—but he could use a vocalist who can complete the picture.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article