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    Welcome to Blue Duchess Records and Shining Stone Records

    The 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

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    Duke Robillard

    "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

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    Nuno Mindelis

    Nuno's early work, including the albums Blues & Derivados, and Long Distance Blues, received very positive reviews in Brazilian National media. Read more

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    David Maxwell

    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

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    Sunny Crownover

    Shining Stone Records is proud to present Right Here, Right Now, the debut CD from Massachusetts-based blues singer Sunny Crownover. Read more

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    Mickey Freeman

    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

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    Scott Hamilton

    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

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    Paul Gabriel

    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.
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New Release

Nuno Mindelis - Angels & Clowns
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The Shining Stone Music Group announces the release of the first classic mainstream jazz CD of The Evenfall Quartet on Blue Duchess Records.

The Evenfall Quartet consists of Bassist Brad Hallen, Mark Earley (tenor sax), Joe “Sonny” Barbato (piano), and Jerzy “Jurek” Glod (drums). The band performs a collection of American Songbook favorites and an original song by Lucky Thompson, recorded in the style and manner of the staples of the small group catalogues of the late 40s and 50s.

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Blue Duchess Records | ARTISTS

From sax icon Scott Hamilton's tribute to Billie Holiday, to the classic jazz vibe of the Duke Robillard Jazz Trio, to the Ella-inspired vocals of Mickey Freeman. Blue Duchess Records is an exciting source for the best in Jazz. Produced by Duke Robillard and recorded with classic equipment at the renowned Lakewest Recording studio, these recordings present a quality of music, and of sound, that rivals any recording today.

Shining Stone Records | ARTISTS

Shining Stone Records presents an exciting spectrum of Blues music. Vocalist Sunny Crownover, and guitarists Paul Gabriel and Nuno Mindelis, have produced stunning recordings under the direction of Producer Duke Robillard. For a trip around the world of Blues, award winning pianist David Maxwell combines his unique sound with eastern instrumentation, to play Blues that you will not hear elsewhere.