Welcome to Blue Duchess Records and Shining Stone RecordsThe Shining Stone Music Group was founded by award winning guitarist and producer Duke Robillard, and Blues Foundation Charter Member Jesse A. Finkelstein, to release great Blues and Jazz music from established artists, and exciting new performers. Read more
"Most everything Duke Robillard has done as a guitarist during the past four plus decades - two dozen feature albums, thousands of headlining gigs, co-founding Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds membership, Quality time with Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, Ruth Brown, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and a long list of others - bears witness to his musical intelligence and his dedication to his craft." Frank John Hadley - Downbeat Magazine July 2010 Read more
Nuno's early work, including the albums Blues & Derivados, and Long Distance Blues, received very positive reviews in Brazilian National media. Read more
Blues in Other Colors, on Shining Stone Records, is the latest CD from Grammy and multiple Blues Music Award-winning pianist David Maxwell. The talented Boston-based keyboard player, known for his creative explorations of the blues format, deftly mixes piano blues and world music on his latest effort. Maxwell is joined by a host of studio all-stars, including special guest Harry Manx, who plays the Mohan Veena, an Indian instrument he frequently uses on his own recordings, as well as guitar. Read more
Shining Stone Records is proud to present Right Here, Right Now, the debut CD from Massachusetts-based blues singer Sunny Crownover. Read more
For fans of the American Songbook, Mickey Freeman's Livin' the Dream, is cause for extended celebration. Produced by Duke Robillard, and recorded at Lakewest Recording by John Paul Gauthier, Livin' the Dream features Mickey Freeman backed by a swinging trio of Paul Nagel on piano, Marty Ballou on bass and Mark Teixeira on drums. Read more
Being brought up in a home where his dad had exposed him to early jazz at a very young age and woke him up as a young boy to witness Louis Armstrong on late night television couldn't have hurt his interest in swinging mainstream jazz. It seemed to be in artist/art professor Robert Hamilton's plan to instill a love of jazz into his son's heart and mind. Read more
Paul Gabriel is an Electric Blues guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and a recording session musician.
His professional career began in 1969 and has spanned forty four years as a working artist.
Early in his career Paul Gabriel appeared on three albums by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, played slide guitar on Rory Block's Grammy nominated "Mama's Blues", toured with Michael Bolotin (a.k.a. Michael Bolton) and eventually formed a number of his own groups; most notably The Paul Gabriel Band and Blue In The Face.Blue In The Face recorded three highly acclaimed albums, the first receiving a four star review from DOWNBEAT Magazine.