Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters


Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 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.

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 five releases by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Spread the Love (2010), Just for Today (2013), and Good News (2014), Father’s Day (2015) and Maxwell Street (2016) all debuted on the top ten Billboard Blues charts and received wide critical acclaim.

Ronnie Earl has played alongside such legends as Hubert Sumlin, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and many others, including, B.B. King, who said about Ronnie, “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.”

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  • Putnay - Reply

    March 26, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Thank you so much for bringing Ronnie Earl out here.

    He is our greatest living blues guitar player.

    • Priscila Marin - Reply

      March 26, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      It is our pleasure!!! A very rare appearance outside of the east coast!

  • Sara - Reply

    April 12, 2018 at 5:27 am

    I may just have to drive up from TX to see me some Ronnie! He’s the best! Hands down!

  • Javier Fernández - Reply

    May 8, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Ronnie Earl was the guitarist for the jump and swing band Roomful of Blues from 1979 to 1988, replacing the founder member of the band Duke Robillard, before beginning his own solo career.

  • Patrick Sullivan - Reply

    May 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Back in the day, I used to go to hear him play a t the Sit’n Bull Pub In Maynard Mass. Wednesday night at the Bull. What a fantastic blues guitarist!

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