Here’s an upcoming show that qualifies as a rare opportunity to see an important blues artist in an intimate setting. Guitarist Duke Robillard will be performing at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout on Wednesday, June 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the night of the show. The Redmoor is located at 3187 Linwood Avenue, and the phone number there is 513.871.6789.
Robillard is one of the most sought-after guitarists out there, his resume including stints with some of the biggest names out there, including Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. My in-concert introduction to him came during the Tom Waits tour of 2006. As usual, Waits performed at only a few cities, and he picked places other than the huge metropolises. I was lucky enough to catch him in Louisville due to a last-minute change of plans with a buddy of a buddy. Here’s a performance with Robillard in the line-up:
And here’s footage of Duke Robillard leading his own band. This is from his new album, Independently Blue, on Stony Plain Records. Robillard had this to saw of the record: “Independently Blue is a special album to me because it blends many of my favorite elements of blues, early rock & roll and jazz music. First of all, I am happy about all the songs and the feeling we captured on all the tracks. The variety of musical styles is all part of what I am all about and the blues sensibilities within all the tracks – even when nodding to rock and roll, R&B or jazz – shows our strength as a band.”