(1952 – present)
Pianist Al Copley (b 1952, Buffalo, New York) co-founded the American jump blues band Roomful of Blues with guitarist Duke Robillard in Westerley, Rhode Island in 1967. In 1974 Count Basie called Roomful "the hottest blues band I've ever heard". In 1975 Roomful signed a recording contract with Island Records, thanks to support from Doc Pomus. After 16 years and 7 albums with Roomful, Copley relocated to Europe in 1984, where he still travels and performs extensively.
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