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August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Broadcasters: Dave Limina, Hammond B-3 organ, piano | Diane Blue, vocals | Paul Kochanski, bass | Forrest Padgett, drums

Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl, a four-time Guitar Player of the Year at the Blues Music Awards, returns to Rockport hot on the heels of his latest release, the critically acclaimed Mercy Me. He’ll be bringing along his crack blues band, The Broadcasters, with whom he just celebrated their 35th anniversary.

“He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.”
– B. B. King
Ronnie Earl was born Ronald Horvath in Queens, New York, on March 10, 1953. After picking up his first guitar twenty years later, he went on to stretch the boundaries of electric blues guitar playing higher, lifting hearts and souls a little higher as he did. Like a harmonic seventh note sliding its way into a piece of music before being felt, he would eventually emerge into the New England blues scene as a budding young guitarist. In the late ’70s, Earl joined the now legendary Roomful of Blues, where he helped the blues rock titans gain prominence. Going solo in 1988, Earl would go on to become a beloved solo blues act, recording dozens of albums and playing with scores of some of the greatest blues performers in the history of the genre.

Ronnie Earl has played alongside such legends as Hubert Sumlin, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and many others, including, B.B. King, who said about Ronnie, “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.”

He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut.

Please Note: For some non-classical concerts, the window behind the stage may need to be covered for acoustical purposes. We do not always know which artists will need the window closed, but at a certain level of amplification, it is necessary.


August 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music
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