Ronnie Baker Brooks

Ronnie Baker Brooks first stepped onto a stage when he was 9 years old, to play with his father, blues legend Lonnie Brooks, at Pepper’s Lounge in Chicago. He joined his father’s band full-time in 1986 and spent the next dozen years honing his guitar, songwriting, and performance skills.

In 1998, the younger Brooks issued his debut CD, Golddigger, a collection of modern blues-rock tunes he penned himself. The following year he left his father’s band to devote his full attention to a burgeoning solo career. Real Blues magazine has called Ronnie’s solo efforts evidence of a “new, exceptional blues star who is ready, willing and able to carry the torch into the next century.”

Ronnie has jammed onstage with such blues giants as Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Luther Allison, and Buddy Guy and has worked with an eclectic range of performers, including Junior Wells, Keb’ Mo’, and Aerosmith. His own band includes Daryl Coutts on keyboards, Maurice “Moe” Taylor on drums, and Carlton Armstrong on bass guitar.

This artist appears in Jubilee #1002: Ronnie Baker Brooks.