You can count on Roomful of Blues to give you great-tasting jump blues every time. Though individual players have come and gone in three decades of constant touring, the quality has remained consistent. From guitarist Duke Robillard, who founded the band with Rhode Island friends in 1967, to vocalist Lou Ann Barton, who left Stevie Ray Vaughan's Triple Threat Revue in 1979, Roomful of Blues has earned the rep as the "best little band" in the business.
Offering their own blues encyclopedia, "Under One Roof" shelters every kind of blues under the sun. There's the jump-blues opener "She'll Be So Fine," featuring the fat harp of singer Suger Ray Norcia, the Texas blues instrumental "We B 3," showing off chief songwriter Chris Vachon's blistering guitar chops, "Smack Dab in the Middle of Prison," and "Let Me Live," a Chicago blues stomp with more tasty horn fills than a German bakery. It's the real thing, baby!
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.