After 13 years as lead rhythm
guitarist, and under the guidance of his famous father, Alligator Recording Artist Lonnie
Brooks, Ronnie will leave the show-stopping band to spread his wings and rise to higher
musical realms. Ronnie's final performance as a member of the Lonnie Brooks Band will be
at Buddy Guy's Legends on New Year's Eve (December 31, 1998).
Ronnie continues his family's musical legacy
with a new and exciting flair of his own. His extraordinary talent is evidenced by his
electrifying live shows and his exhilarating new CD "Golddigger," recently
released by Watchdog Records.
Ronnie's career as an accomplished singer and
guitarist continues to expand since his first performance at the age of 9 with his dad at
Pepper's Hideout in Chicago. Under Lonnie's watchful eye and with the help of other blues
legends such as Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Elvin Bishop, Luther Allison, Junior Wells,
and Buddy Guy, Ronnie's skills have been finely sharpened. Over the years, Ronnie has
written and recorded a number of songs with Lonnie, and has also recorded with Koko
Taylor, Elvin Bishop, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Katie Webster on the
Alligator's 20th Anniversary Tour Album.
His skills as a songwriter are evident by the
songs he wrote on "Golddigger," and the hit song "Like Father, Like
Son" (co-written with Alligator president Bruce Iglauer) which he recorded with
Lonnie Brooks on the CD, "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
As his dad's "Backbone" man, Ronnie
opened Lonnie's shows all over the world. He also performed with his own band in between
his Dad's schedule.
Ronnie will officially carry the torch as he
breaks out on his own January 1, 1999.
You can follow Ronnie's rise to stardom by
visiting his website at:
to stay informed about his tour schedule, CD's, and news releases.