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Jimmy Dawkins - 100% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recor Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 100% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: 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

Tommy Castro - 97% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kenny Neal - 75% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first Read more

Ronnie Earl - 75% 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

Jimmie Vaughan - 72% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1951, Dallas, Texas, USA. Vaughan began playing rock music as an adolescent and worked with several local bands, moving nearer to the blues with each one, finally establishing a formidable reputation as a guitar player. In 1968 he saw Muddy Waters, and from then on concentrated almost exclusively on blues. He moved to Austin, Texas, in 1970 and formed the Fabulous T Read more

Debbie Davies - 67% 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

Louisiana Red - 67% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iverson Minter, 23 March 1936, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Although beginning as a sincere imitator of his various heroes, including Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and John Lee Hooker, Louisiana Red has gained stature of his own as an instinctive and creative blues singer and guitarist. Red spent his earliest years in a variety of orphanages, his mother having died a Read more

Michael Burks - 66% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Roomful Of Blues - 65% 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

Janiva Magness - 62% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
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Tinsley Ellis - 62% 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

Coco Montoya - 61% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Johnny Copeland - 61% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1937, Haynesville, Louisiana, USA, d. 4 July 1997, New York, USA. A former boxer, Johnny ‘Clyde’ Copeland was active as a guitarist and singer on the Houston blues scene during the late 50s and 60s. While there is no doubt as to Copeland’s blues credentials, throughout the 60s in particular, he recorded a wide body of genuinely top-drawer soul. Althou Read more

Jimmy Thackery - 60% match to Duke Robillard

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and Read more


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