Ronnie Baker Brooks (#902)

A second-generation bluesman heats up the stage.


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Jubilee

Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of living blues legend Lonnie Brooks, brings his distinctive sound to the stage on this edition of Jubilee. Taped in the summer of 2003 at the W.C. Handy Blues Festival in Henderson, KY, the program also includes interviews with Brooks and his band.

Ronnie first stepped onto a stage when he was 9 years old, to play with his father at Pepper’s Lounge in Chicago. He joined his father’s band full-time in 1986, then spent more than a dozen years honing his guitar, songwriting, and performance skills before issued his solo debut CD, Golddigger. The junior Brooks left his father’s band in 1999 to devote his full attention to a burgeoning solo career. Real Blues magazine called Ronnie a “new, exceptional blues star who is ready, willing and able to carry the torch into the next century.”

Backing Ronnie for this Jubilee outing are Daryl Coutts on keyboards, Maurice “Moe” Taylor on drums, and Carlton Armstrong on bass guitar.