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December 3, 2009 - Toronto, ON
DUKE ROBILLARD EARNS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR HIS MOST RECENT
STONY PLAIN CD, STOMP THE BLUES TONIGHT
Guitarist, producer, songwriter and touring bandleader Duke Robillard has earned his second Grammy nomination — this for his 16th Stony Plain album, Stomp The Blues Tonight. The nomination is in the "Best Traditional Blues" album category.
Signed to a world-wide recording deal with the Edmonton-based Canadian label, Robillard was previously nominated in 2007 for his Stony Plain release, Guitar Groove-a-Rama.
In addition to a long series of varied releases, Robillard has also produced (and played on) CDs for the label by more than a dozen artists, including Joe Louis Walker, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Witherspoon, Herb Ellis, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon and many others.
In addition to his busy life in the studio — he’s based in Rhode Island — Robillard is a road warrior who plays more than 200 dates each year in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Stony Plain’s President Holger Petersen praised Robillard for his contribution to the label’s success. “Ever since we met (at the Winnipeg Folk Festival) in 1993, he has produced a constant stream of high quality recordings, each different from the one preceding it.
“He exemplifies everything that’s fine about the blues idiom; he is deeply committed to the music, and his approach to the blues combines passion, technique and the non-stop ability to swing.”
For further information, contact:
Richard Flohil & Associates
Stony Plain Records
Richard Flohil and Associates
60 McGill St.