Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters – Rise Up
Label: Stony Plain Records
Ronnie Earl, a four-time Blues Music Award winner as “Guitar Player of the Year,” follows up the critical and commercial success of last year’sBeyond the Blue Door album with another blockbuster disc of music,Rise Up, set for release September 11 on Stony Plain Records.
Created to heal and move bodies and souls alike, the majority of the album’s value-packed 15 tracks were recorded in “Living Room Sessions” at Earl’s house, with a vibe that puts the listener right in the room with Ronnie & The Broadcasters. A special bonus is the inclusion of several tracks recorded live from a set at a “Daryl’s House Club” show.
In ‘Rise Up’, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters —Dave Limina on keys, Diane Blue on vocals, Paul Kochanski on bass and Forrest Padgett on drums — take listeners on a journey through a wide swath of musical influences, Ronnie’s passions and concerns.
‘Rise Up’ was created a bit differently than his other recordings. While recuperating from back surgery to alleviate a stubborn case of sciatica, Ronnie decided to hold the session at his modest home west of Boston. It took place in March, just before the coronavirus hit.
In a world of rampant commercialization, computer-derived music and diminishing standards, the 67-year-old continues to produce top-quality emotionally satisfying music his way, pleasing listeners and audiences wherever he goes.
‘Rise Up’ is Ronnie’s 13th album on Stony Plain Records and 27th of his career. It’s another gem from a prolific artist who for over 45 years has created a deep lasting body of work.
‘Rise Up’ confirms Ronnie Earl’s status as one of the most soulful blues/soul/jazz guitarists working today.
01. I Shall Not Be Moved
02. Higher Love
03. Blues for George Floyd
04. You Don’t Know What Love Is
05. Blues for Lucky Peterson
06. Big Town Playboy
07. Albert’s Stomp
08. In The Dark
09. All Your Love
10. Lord Protect My Child
11. Mess Around
12.Talking To Mr. Bromberg
13. Black Lives Matter
14. Blues For J
15. Navajo Blues
Website: Ronnie Earl