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Ronnie Earl and

The Broadcasters

“…he is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King
"...we have to say that Earl's recording may just be the best instrumental blues album we've heard. And not as in just this year. Possibly ever." Mike Rick

"Starting on the swinging shuffle of "The Big Train" that's guaranteed to make you want to jump aboard, the band - the same one with which Earl has played for the past 13 of the Broadcasters' 25-year history - move to a slow, patient (as in nine-and-a-half-minutes) "Blues for Celie" that couldn't be more beautiful, with some of the most soulful and inspired guitar playing we've heard beginning right around the 6:45 mark, also accompanied by some fine organ from Dave Limina. Jim Mouradian (bass) and Lorne Entress (drums) round out the quartet." Read more here:
"Absolutely and unquestionably brilliant!" The first review on Just for Today from John Taylor of Blinded by Sound.

"His is hardly a household name, but most blues fans will have encountered Ronnie Earl by now. As an instrumental purist who seldom tours, though, it seems unlikely his profile will extend much beyond the blue end of the spectrum anytime soon.Which is a pity. Celebrating the twenty-fifth year of Earl's Broadcasters, Just For Today, Earl's seventh recording for Edmonton-based Stony Plain records, is so much more than a blues album. True, there are a bunch of blues songs, along with a bit of jazz and a healthy dose of gospel. But Earl's playing is of a level and intensity and sheer spirituality that his music transcends genre, becoming something more, something utterly sublime."  Read more from John Taylor http://blindedbysound.com/reviews/ronnie-earl-and-the-broadcasters---just-for-today/
Josh Hathaway at Blinded by Sound says about Just for Today and Ronnie: 

"He has experienced brokenness in profound and varied ways and he plays from a deep place, much of his work residing within the blues idiom but he often chooses to make his notes a light in dark places rather than the other way around. When he takes us to places of hurt and pain, he does so with compassion and empathy rather than bitterness and hurt- just one more remarkable gift this man possesses as an artist and something that sets him apart from other greats." Read more here http://blindedbysound.com/reviews/review-ronnie-earl---just-for-tonight/
Tom Hyslop at Now Playing says: 

“The Big Train” simply cooks. Earl’s lead work alternates short, vocal phrases with longer lines that spill across measures, employing hammered-on double-stops and soaring, bent notes. Dave Limina’s Hammond B3 fills out the sound with a great touch and splendid tone, whether he is comping behind Earl or delivering an ovation-worthy chord solo. The tune hangs on a simple riff, and is taken at an unhurried pace, yet the way Lorne Entress (drums) and Jim Mouradian (bass) and play together creates a perfect, unstoppable momentum. It’s hard to tell whether the false ending was planned, or if Ronnie was digging the groove so much that, in the heat of the moment, he felt compelled to lead the combo through another round."  Read more here 
From the Bman's Blues Report:

"Taking it down one more time Earl teams up with Diane Blue for the only vocal and absolutely terrific version of I'd Rather Go Blind. Blue knocks it out of the park on this track complimenting perfectly the band on this set of tracks. Last up is Pastorale, a very subtle melodic exploration of the guitar. This is a beautifully melodic and dynamic instrumental."  Read more here http://www.bmansbluesreport.com/2013/04/stony-plain-records-artist-ronnie-earl_3.html
Barry Kerzner of American Blues Scene says that Ronnie:

 "is a national treasure, and a living, breathing, encyclopedia of blues guitar. Earl paints sonic blues portraits the way Van Gogh painted his portraits; they are unique, expressive, and full of love" and "This is the best work Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters have put on disc in years. Good sound quality, and a great mix make this album really easy on the ears too."  Read more here.