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Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Patton and Big Joe Turner, Duke’s guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Since 1980, Duke has recorded over a dozen acclaimed solo albums and toured the world both with his own band and also as Jimmie Vaughan’s replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In addition to his own recordings, Duke has played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (1997’s Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor and many more. Called “one of the great players” by the legendary B.B. King, Duke’s upbeat live performance, accented by a swinging horn section, is a tasteful display of a wide variety of blues styles.