Duke Robillard & John Hammond

YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

John Hammond is a Grammy Award winner (1995) and eight time Grammy nominee (1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010). He is a Blues Music Award Winner for Best Acoustic Blues Artist (2003, 2004) and for Best Acoustic Album for his Tom Waits produced Wicked Grin (2002), as well as a 2011 nominee for Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year. Following the success of Grammy-nominated Stomp! The Blues Tonight, Robillard has delivered a tough collection of songs that's a return to Duke's grittiest roots - dirty, house-rockin', shack-shakin', fingerbustin', down-in-the-bottom git-tar blues. This time, the spotlight's shifted a little bit toward the songs themselves and Robillard - while staying within the accepted parameters of the blues idiom - cheerfully offers up songs like "Text Me," "The High Cost of Lovin'" and "Fatal Heart Attack." The opening song, "Workin' Hard for my Uncle," parallels The Beatles' "Taxman" - Duke's uncle, of course, is Sam, and he wants most of the songwriter's income.

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