Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
03-11-2016 (Sawtelle Room)
Ronnie's back for his annual "Birthday Show"
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.
The Broadcasters are: Dave Limina on keys, Forrest Padgett on drums, Jim Mouradian on bass and the newest official addition to the band, the fabulous Diane Blue on vocals.
Ronnie's new Album, "Maxwell Street," pays tribute to his dear friend and former Broadcaster, the great pianist David Maxwell, who passed away earlier this year as well as Chicago’s famed Maxwell Street where blues musicians gathered to play outside for the Sunday morning market goers.