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Ronnie Baker Brooks

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Acoustic guitar/electric guitar

Genre: Blues

The son of blues musician Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks grew up watching the masters at work: Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. The guitarist spent more than a decade backing his father before breaking out on his own in 1998 with his debut album Golddigger. By the time his follow-up, Take Me Witcha, came out in 2001, Brooks was a fixture on his native Chicago's blues scene. He waited five years before releasing The Torch, which takes its name from a track featuring Brooks, his father and leading bluesmen Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson and the late Willie Kent. Although rooted in tradition, Brooks's music  includes soul and hip-hop influences, introducing a new generation to the blues.  

2001 Ronnie Baker Brooks Monday, July 2, 2001 at 9 p.m.
Labatt Blues Stage
Monday, July 2, 2001 at 11:59 p.m.
Club Soda
2009 Ronnie Baker Brooks Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 8 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)

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