Label: Stony Plain Records
Bio: Ronnie Earl guitar Ronnie is a two-time (1997, 1999) W.C. Handy Blues Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, taught for five years at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut, and has given private lesso... See Full BioMore Info
The Monkey is thrilled to have Ronnie back, and anyone who was at his last concert will certainly agree...and likely come out to see him again! Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing. Earl is a two-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and taught for five years at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. "...he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud!" -B.B. King
* Pssst - March 10 is Ronnie's birthday so expect some real magic in the air at this one! Ronnie Earl's got it. Whatever it is that makes The Blues dig down into your soul and stir it up. Whatever it is that can hold your attention with six strings and 22 frets and never sound stale or mediocre. Whatever it is that makes you smile in the midst of a very dangerous and heartless world. Whatever it is, he's got it down. Maybe it was his years with Roomful of Blues. Or maybe it was the years touring with his own bands throughout the world that makes him equally conversant with the styles of Robert Jr. Lockwood, T-Bone Walker, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Or maybe it's something that you don't get on the road or alone in a room practicing scales. Maybe it's something you find inside yourself and learn to express on guitar, piano, easel, trowel or skillsaw. Maybe he's one of us and we can feel it when he plays, letting us know that, like us, he's been up, down and everywhere in between. Or maybe he's just one of the finest living Blues guitarists on the planet. If you love the Blues and you haven't been to a Ronnie Earl show, do yourself a favor. In 2008 Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters celebrated 20 years as a band. The current Broadcasters are: Dave Limina, Hammond B3, Piano, Lorne Entress, Drummer/Producer and Jim Mouradian, Bass. More info: RonnieEarl.com
February 15, 2013 Showtime @ 8:00PM Doors Open @ 6:00PM Tickets $27.00 in advance, $32.00 day of show
Regent Theatre and The New England Americana Association present “Seeds of Sound Celebration,” a very special matinee roots concert event followed by an evening of films on the Regent’s big screen. Proceeds will go to the Regent Theatre equipment fund and the New England Americana Festival 2012. Many acclaimed musicians and bands will be featured on the Regent stage starting at 2pm including W.C. Handy award-winning guitar virtuoso, Ronnie Earl in a rare solo acoustic performance, Comanchero, Sam Reid & The Riot Act, Jeff Byrd, and Arlington-based duo Adela & Jude. In addition, on the big screen at 7:30pm, there will be a special 35mm screening of Murray Lerner’s “Festival”—a 1967 GRAMMY Award-Nominee for Best Feature Documentary (with historical performances for the 1963-65 Newport Folk Festivals). “Festival” will be preceded at 7pm by an exclusive 30-minute sneak preview of documentarian Beth Harrington’s “The Winding Stream,” with excerpts from her film-in-progress telling the remarkable story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase to patrons 21 and older with proper I.D. throughout the event, and food will be catered by the award-winning Blue Ribbon BBQ between the concert and film segments of the festival.
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