Venue Address (Get Directions)Mean Woman Grill
Date and Time
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 11:30am
As we write this Ronnie Eaton is the number one songwriter in Lubbock on ReverbNation.
Ronnie Eaton has played guitar since he was in high school. He grew up in Post, TX, played in some bands and tried his own thing for awhile in college.
Then, he just stopped playing for about two years. Yet when he saw what was happening with the homeless community here in Lubbock, he tells us he felt God calling him to go out and do something. So he didn't have any money and he's never been good at organizing or making a plan, so he just took his guitar downtown and started playing and singing at the Civic Center and at the Mahon Library for the men and women that were sleeping out there.
When they moved out to Tent City he went out there to play as well. He continued doing that for about two and a half years. In that process, he started writing again and his friends at Tent City really encouraged him to start playing again, so he started booking some gigs, recorded some songs and it kind of took off from there.
He's been playing and singing somewhere almost every weekend for about the last three years. He's played at the Gaslight, Ruby Tequilas, the Local, Gatsby's, J&B, D'Vine Wine when it was open, as well as some places in Amarillo and Clovis, and of course now, he will take the stage at the Mean Woman Grill for the first time.
He tells us that "I play covers and originals and I released my first album, The Moth Complex, in January 2013. It has some bluegrass, folk, blues and alternative. All written and recorded by myself and my best friend Derek Guthrie"
Most of the songs are inspired or directly about my time with the homeless community in Lubbock. He is currently working on his second album with his band, Ronnie Eaton and The Cold, Hard Truth. We Look forward to him Playing.