2345 Lexington Road
$10 adv., $12 DOS; 7 p.m.
Jazzy blues guitarist Duke Robillard returns to his one-time home of Louisville for a concert that also features the River City Blues Band and the Nasty Habit Band. A founding member of Roomful of Blues, Robillard has won many awards and is nominated for the 2012 Living Blues magazine Most Outstanding Musician (guitar) award. Robillard’s playing is characterized by restraint rather than over-the-top histrionics. He has a lengthy discography as a leader, including his 2012 album Wobble Walkin’, plus a history of working with a wide variety of artists, from the Fabulous Thunderbirds to Tom Waits to Jimmy Witherspoon. He also produces instructional materials and offers lessons through his website, dukerobillard.com. A seasoned road warrior, Robillard’s appearance here comes during a tour that also includes festival performances. —Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.