"Ronnie is considered by critics, fans, and musicians alike to be one of the greatest guitarists to ever grace this planet, and his music truly transcends genres and touches the soul. Be it jazz, blues, or standards, his dynamic approach to playing is respectful of his influences and at the same time transporting jazz and blues into the next millennium."
-Tom Guerra, guitarist
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.
From 1979 to 1988, Earl played with a number of groups, including Roomful of Blues, before forming his own band in 1988 called The Broadcasters, named after the first Fender Telecaster guitar called the Broadcaster. Together for almost 25 years, the band has headlined at all the premier festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival, and the Long Beach Blues Festival.
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. His discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc. Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, his 1996 Bullseye Blues release, won DownBeat's Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 his song "Hey Jose" won the award for Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards. After a period releasing albums on his own in the mid-'00s, Earl reunited with The Broadcasters for his 2009 release Living in the Light. His latest record, Spread the Love, came out in 2010.
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