Blues at high speed to start the show with every
mood in between from South Side soul, to soft sexy,
to funky, like the up river Minneapolis New Power
Generation influence - but all still Ronnie’s
Backed by a very tight well rehearsed trio of Carlton
Armstrong on bass, Moe Taylor on the skins and Daryl
Coutts on Keys they get it done no matter the call,
always very solid and tight behind the great talent
of RBB himself.
is enough to say Ronnie is a great bluesman (it
is in his genes from Daddy Lonnie Brooks), Enough
to say he is a great writer (ala “The Torch”
next paragraph), Enough to say he is a great showman
and entertainer (see photo of Ronnie playin’
slide with the bottle), but he is minimally all
three plus he and the band are all very nice, classy,
and professional guys, making it a no-brainer if
he is in your area, and they are on a huge U.S.
tour (tour schedule available at www.ronniebakerbrooks.com)
– CATCH HIM!!
By the time you are reading this, Ronnie’s
latest CD on the Watchdog Records label and made
up entirely of Ronnie’s original material
should be available. The Torch was recorded in Memphis
with the aforementioned touring band, and in Minneapolis
where Ronnie solicited help from the Prince’s
New Power Generation. With the veteran ear of Jellybean
Johnson (Janet Jackson - The Time) co-producing
this CD and keeping it very tight it is a must buy
for any blues lover. Every song on this CD is a
keeper and read the notes on each cut.
The CD is a 4.8 on the STLBlues-O-Meter
Thanks to Ronnie and his band and to his agent
Casey Scott for coming to STL.