Duke Robillard & His Dames of Rhythm
You can order the record digitally here : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/duke-robillard-and-his-dames-of-rhythm/id1275070489
Duke, a founding member of the acclaimed swing band Roomful of Blues has recorded and toured with a who’s who of roots music including Bob Dylan, Herb Ellis, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ruth Brown, Jay Geils and John Hammond to name several. Duke’ talents have garnered Grammy Award nominations, as well as having won or been nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards and Canadian Maple Blues Awards.
One of God's guitarists. The Houston Post
This recording marks a serious bucket list dream come true for me. When label owner Mark Carpentiari and I started talking about doing an album together we tossed around quite a few concepts and finally decided on a plan that put me with my rhythm section and a fabulous horn section, with me playing acoustic archtop guitar. The concept was to have several guest female vocalists joining me on a collection of tunes from the twenties and thirties that I loved.
I've always loved this period in music and wanted to dig deep into tin pan alley and the American songbook for tunes that weren't too overdone in recent years. Also I wanted the material to be simple, swinging and bluesy.