Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 1/25/20

Legendary Blues guitarist RONNIE EARL is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year (1997, 1999, 2014, 2018) most recently receiving the award on May 10, 2018 in Memphis. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. Known for his clean clear tone Ronnie has been called more than once “The John Coltrane of the guitar.” (Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine)

In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Earl’s discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain Records, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc. His 1996 Bullseye Blues release, Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, won Downbeat Magazine’s Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 Earl’s Hey José won the Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards. In 2014, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters celebrated 26 years as a band. The last six releases by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Spread the Love (2010), Just for Today (2013), Good News (2014), Father’s Day (2015), Maxwell Street (2016), and The Luckiest Man (2017) all debuted on the top ten Billboard Blues charts and received wide critical acclaim. Continue reading

Ronnie Earl’s Music Speaks for Itself

Review by Olivia Mello, Narrows Staff

Ronnie Earl filled the venue Saturday night; making it the second sold out show of the weekend following King’s X.

I was fortunate enough to meet Ronnie before the performance and found him to be a quiet, very gracious person. It was amazing to watch him transform into a more extroverted blues man once he had a guitar in his hand. Seeing him in his element made me realize how lucky some people are to find their niche in life and how liberating the pursuit of that passion can be. Continue reading