Sunday, September 21, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Album:Language Of The Soul
Guitarist Ronnie Earl straddles blues and rock and has had a strong fanbase since the 80s. He was born Ronald Horvath Mar. 10, 1953 in Queens, NY. He started playing guitar while attending Boston University in the 70s and became interested in blues. He started playing gigs in Boston and changed his name to Ronnie Earl as a tribute to Earl Hooker. He played for a couple of years with Sugar Ray & The Bluetones and in 1979 was invited to replace Duke Robillard in the popular band Roomful Of Blues. Earl recorded some solo albums for Black Top Records in the 80s but built his reputation with Roomful Of Blues until he left to go solo in 1987. He recorded more solo albums for Black Top but had some drug & alcohol problems and took time off to deal with that. Earl returned with a new contract with Bullseye Blues and the 1994 CD Language Of The Soul is an all instrumental album focusing on his guitar work. Earl released a very successful CD on Verve in 1997 but felt they put too much pressure on him to sell units and left. He resurfaced in 2001 with a couple of CDs on Telarc. Ronnie Earl now records for Stony Plain and his latest CD Hope Radio was released in Nov. 2007. He continues to tour worldwide and build his fanbase. He's worth checking out. Here's Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters performing Blues For The Westside in Germany.