Duke Robillard has defined himself as not merely a great artist, but also a true historian, scholar and curator who is adept at electric and acoustic blues, jazz, jump, swing, ballads and standards. Grammy-nominated and a five-time winner of the Blues Award, over his 50 plus year career Duke has been a prolific songwriter and is considered a blues guitar master. Duke continues to be a sought after side-man and featured guest.Duke has admitted that his concept for this album was to make a straight vintage style blues album: danceable rhythms, no hook-laden songs... basically a blues party album. As always, the music is impeccable, classy and powerful. Two stellar horn sections, searing guitar and organ solos, boogie woogie piano and guest vocalists Chris Cote and Michelle Willson. Duke is in his element here, displaying his authority, versatility, passion and virtuosity. Not only is Blues Bash the kind of album that made so many blues fans fall in love with Duke's music, it's a career highlight from one of the world's best. 'The new album from legendary guitarist and songwriter Duke Robillard is as honest a record as you could ask for.. Blues Bash With Duke Robillard And Friends makes a virtue of it's simplicity... straight-ahead '50s style blues and R&B, a compilation of classic tracks from that era. Production is a little crisper, of course, but that essential post-war warmth and vitality shines through.. For any blues/roots fan, Blues Bash with Duke Robillard & Friends is something to treasure, a journey into another world that will carry you effortlessly across an ocean of soulful sounds.'