Roomful Of Blues
|Genres:||Big Band & Swing Blues|
|Tags:||blues blues rock rhythm and blues modern blues jump blues|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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 their own right. They also recorded behind Big Joe Turner, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson and Earl King. The main successful alumni include the acts founder members Duke Robillard (Michael Robillard, 4 October 1948, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA; guitar) and pianist Al Copley (b. 1952, Buffalo, New York, USA), alongside guitarist Ronnie Earl (b. Ronald Earl Horvath, 10 March 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), vocalist Curtis Salgado, and saxophonist Greg Piccolo (b. 10 May 1951, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA). The longest-serving members of the band have been Rich...