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Ronnie Earl - 100% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Earl Horvath, 10 March 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Ronald Horvath was inspired to play blues guitar after seeing Muddy Waters at a club in Boston, Massachusetts. Listing his influences as Robert Lockwood, B.B. King, Magic Sam and T-Bone Walker, among others, he made some records with Guitar Johnny And The Rhythm Rockers and Sugar Ray And The Bluetones Read more

Billy Boy Arnold - 71% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arnold first played blues harmonica with Bo Diddley’s group in 1950 and became a well-known figure in Chicago blues throughout the following two decades. Among those he accompanied were Johnny Shines and Otis Rush. With a serviceable singing voice and a harmonica style influenced by John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson, Ar Read more

Janiva Magness - 69% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
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Omar & The Howlers - 65% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kent Dykes, 1950, McComb, Mississippi, USA. Omar began playing guitar in the town’s tough blues clubs at the age of 13. Forming the Howlers, he built up a reputation throughout Mississippi and the south, before moving on to Austin, Texas, and recording two albums for independent labels in the early 80s. Featuring Omar’s powerful guttural blues voice and the tight r Read more

Jimmy Reed - 53% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mathis James Reed, 6 September 1925, Leland, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1976, Oakland, California, USA. Jimmy Reed was a true original: he sang in a lazy mush-mouthed ramble, played limited, if instantly recognizable, harmonica, and even more minimal guitar. He produced a series of hits in the 50s that made him the most successful blues singer of the era.

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Jeff Healey - 50% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Blues Documentaries Instrumental Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Norman Jeffrey Healey, 25 March 1966, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 March 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Blind since developing the rare eye cancer retinoblastoma at the age of 12 months, this white blues rock guitarist and singer played in an unusual, instinctive lap-held style. He received his first guitar at the age of three and became a proficient multi-instrumentalist Read more

Luther Allison - 50% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1939, Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 August 1997, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Born into a family where he was the fourteenth child of 15, the young Allison worked with his siblings in the local cotton fields. In his youth, guitarist Allison sang with a family gospel group and moved to Chicago in 1951, where he attended school with one of Muddy Waters’ children. Read more

Debbie Davies - 43% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Davies had her first guitar at the age of 12 and when Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, was released in 1965, she set out to memorize all of Clapton’s solos. Intrigued by the names of black blues artists mentioned in his interviews, she discovered the records of Freddie King, Otis Rush and Gatemouth Brown. Her first live gigs were in a club Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 40% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 39% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Roomful Of Blues - 38% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Boston, Massachusetts area in 1967, Roomful Of Blues quickly established first a national reputation in the USA with their very authentic-sounding, big band swing, and then broke through on the international scene in the 80s. The act honed their first-hand knowledge of the music by playing with many of the originators, as well as making numerous recordings in thei Read more

Devon Allman - 37% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Ruthie Foster - 36% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Elvin Bishop - 35% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Bishop moved to Chicago in his teens to study at university. An aspiring guitarist, he became one of several young white musicians to frequent the city’s blues clubs and in 1965 he joined the house band at one such establishment, Big John’s. This group subsequently became known as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and although Read more

Buddy Guy - 34% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more


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