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
Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, featuring Diane Blue on vocals, with Mario Perrett and Mark Earley on sax. Showtime 8pm.
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
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