2016 Stony Plain Records announces a September 9, 2016 release date for Duke's new CD "Blues Full Circle". Special guests on the new album include the legendary Jimmie Vaughan, Sugar Ray Norcia and Kelley Hunt.
2016 "The Acoustic Blues and Roots of Duke Robillard" is named "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" for the 2016 Blues Music Awards and #45 of the 50 best blues albums of 2015 by Living Blues Magazine
2014 Duke is inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in May of 2014.
2013 DownBeat Critics Poll, ranked among the Best Blues Artist of Group
2012 Blues Music Award Nominee - Gibson Guitar Award - an honor he has won previously 4 times (category was previously known as Best Instrumentalist - Guitar)
2012 Living Blues Award Nominee - for Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
2011 Blues Music Award Nominee for Traditional Blues Album of the Year for Passport to the Blues AND Best Instrumentalist - Guitar
2011 Boston Music Awards Nominee for Blues Artist of the Year
GRAMMY Nominations for Best Traditional Blues Album for 2010 Stomp! The Blues Tonight and 2006 Guitar Groove-a-Rama
2012 Featured performer at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Chuck Berry tribute concert on October 27, 2012 along with Chuck Berry, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Derringer
2011 B. B. King International Artist of the Year Award Nominee in The Toronto Blues Society's 15th Maple Blues Awards program. Duke won this award three years in a row (2001-2003) and this also marks Duke's seventh nomination
2010 Blues Music Awards Winner for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year. Also nominated in 2010 for Album of the Year, Band of the Year, and Best Instrumentalist - Guitar
2004 Keeping The Blues Alive Award for Best Producer presented by The Blues Music Foundation
The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C.Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" four years out of five (2000,2001,2003,2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award! He was also nominated in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
Collaborations playing with and/or producing: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, John Hammond; plus sorely-missed legends such as Jay McShann, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Rosco Gordon, Otis Clay and Long John Baldry.
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