Ronnie Baker Brooks
…is a nearly 50-year-old musician, who was born in Chicago, who began his adventure with the guitar at the age of 6 years. As -to 19-year-old joined his father, Lonnie Brooks, who had his time a huge impact on the most famous bluesmen in history: Jimmy Reed, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, or Junior Wells. For 12 years, father and son performed together, allowing Ronnie touring alongside, among others: Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor.
This is a bloody great Chicago Blues Band.
Ronnie Baker Brooks: vocal & guitar
C.J. Tucker: drums
Carlton Armstrong: bass guitar
An amateur footage shot at Frederikshavn Blues Festival in Denmark. – November 2010
Albums of Ronnie Baker Brooks
2001: Take Me Witcha
2006: The Torch
2017: Times Have Changed
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul blues or blues rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.