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Ronnie Earl – Photo of The Week

Ronnie Earl – Chicago Blues Festival 

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters are performing at the 33rd annual Chicago Blue’s Festival.  The 33rd annual Chicago Blue’s Festival had a stellar line-up for that year. With Shemekia Copeland and Eddy Clearwater as the headliners.

This particular festival gives tribute to the legendary blues guitarist Otis Rush. On Sunday night, Otis Rush appears on stage, along with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who declares June 12th as Otis Rush Day in Chicago. It’s also the 45th anniversary of Chicago-based Alligator Records.

Can it get any better than this? Absolutely! Check out Earl and the Broadcaster’s 2016 appearance at Chicago’s Blues Fest below:

Photo of The Week

Furthermore, Ronnie and his band are captured while performing during their five o’clock slot. For those of you not familiar with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, his career goes back to the 1970s. When he got his start backing Blues greats like Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and Big Walter Horton.

In 1979 he joined “Roomful Of Blues” and stays with the band for the next eight years. Equally important, he starts his own group “Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters” in 1988.

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Credits: Karen I. Hirsch/ZUMA Wire #G56DG9

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