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 lessons. In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Ronnie Earl has played alongside such greats as B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy, as well as gifted young blues guitarists who he just might pull up on stage at a moment’s notice.
Dave Limina, Hammond B3, Piano
Dave Limina is an Assistant Professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, where he received the Most Valuable Contribution to the Performance Curriculum Award in 2001 for his work in developing the Hammond organ program. An experienced session keyboardist, composer, and arranger, Dave has performed with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Lori McKenna, Duke Robillard, Paula Cole, Mark Murphy, Robert Lee Castleman, and the first national touring company of the Broadway musical Rent. He received Boston Music award nominations for his work with Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, and Mighty Sam McClain. He played keyboards on Michelle Willson's Wake Up Call, which was a Boston Music Awards winner in 2001. Dave does extensive session work in Boston and New York featuring his piano, Hammond organ, and vintage keyboard playing. He is the author of Hammond Organ Complete (Berklee Press) and the instructional video/DVD Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing. He is a monthly contributor to Keyboard magazine of Japan.
Lorne Entress, Drummer/Producer
A long-time Broadcaster and veteran of the New England music scene, Lorne Entress has provided the backbeat for many an artist including, Junior Wells, Susan Tedeschi, Duke Levine, Ellis Paul, The Nields, Charlie Musselwhite, Kris Delmhorst, Erin McKeown, Henry Butler, Johnny Adams, Mighty Sam McClain, Vance Gilbert and many others. In addition to producing the new Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters CD Hope Radio, Lorne has also produced records for Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, and Catie Curtis.
Jim Mouradian, Bass
Jim Mouradian has been a member of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters since 2000. Jimmy grew up immersed in a family of classically trained musicians, picked up a bass in junior high and has been playing ever since. He is also a legendary luthier, who has designed his own line of Mouradian guitars and handles every guitar he works on with meticulous detail. He and his son, Jon, operate Mouradian Guitar in Winchester, MA, where they are known as "guitar gods" and "guitar repair wizards," although Jimmy insists that his favorite role is that of being a dad and grandfather.