Ronnie Baker Brooks releases video for new song ‘Doing Too Much’ (feat. “Big Head” Todd Mohr). The song is taken from his new studio album ‘Times Have Changed’. 

Paul Natkin

Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of renowned Chicago Bluesman Lonnie Brooks will be releasing ‘Times Have Changed’ his first album in 10 years on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on Friday 20 January 2017.

 Produced by Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Eric Clapton) it features;  Lonnie Brooks, “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Steve Cropper (Booker T & The MGs), Angie Stone, Eddie Willis, Al Kapone, Felix Cavaliere and Lee Roy Parnell.

Brooks, 49, was born in Chicago, and started playing guitar around age six. At 19, he joined his father, Lonnie Brooks who by then had influenced some of the most well-known bluesman of our history: Jimmy Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, and Junior Wells. For 12 years the two would tour together, putting Ronnie out front with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor.

 Times Have Changed, Brooks’ first album in ten years, carries with it the weight of grown perspective and time spent perfecting old material. Brooks worked it with Steve Jordan, whose work runs from Keith Richards to Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Eric Clapton.

“I decided to go to Memphis and Nashville for the particular musicians and studios I wanted to engage,” Jordan explained.  “As it turns out, Ronnie had done a few of his previous recordings in Memphis, so he felt right at home.” Collaborating with Jordan represented a lesson in rhythm and blues history. Brooks refers to the director as “a walking encyclopedia of music detail and equipment”, a professor through which Brooks could take that next developmental step. “Once we got the ball rolling, my confidence went higher and higher”, he says. “I’m a better musician for this experience.”

Album Tracklisting

01.Show Me (feat. Steve Cropper) 02. Doing Too Much (feat. “Big Head” Todd Mohr ) 03. Twine Time (feat. Lonnie Brooks 04. Times Have Changed (feat. Al Kapone) 05. Long Story Short 06.Give Me Your Love (Love Song) (feat. Angie Stone) 07.Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants (feat. “Big Head” Todd Mohr & Eddie Willis) 08.Old Love (feat. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland) 09.Come On Up (feat. Felix Cavaliere & Lee Roy Parnell ) 10.Wham Bam Thank You Sam 11.When I Was We

In addition, you can listen to the brand new song ‘Doing Too Much’ (feat. “Big Head” Todd Mohr) in this article.

“Ronnie Baker Brooks’s new song  ‘Doing Too Much’, (which is taken from his first album in ten years) begs the question ‘How did a guitarist this fluid take this long to release an album?!’ Todd Mohr’s input is very much in a Robert Cray vein as the rhythm section just take care of business. With the industry respected Steve Jordan on production duties at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and an array of special guest musicians which reads like the cast list of Blues Brothers 3, Ronnie Baker Brooks has the spirit of his father Lonnie Brooks in his feel but he does the right thing by concocting his own style as a opposed to copying him musically.” – Glenn Sargeant of Just Listen To This

Glenn Sargeant

(Many thanks to Lee at Mascot Label Group for help with this announcement)

Photo Credit: Paul Natkin Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of renowned Chicago Bluesman Lonnie Brooks will be releasing ‘Times Have Changed’ his first album in 10 years on Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group on Friday 20th January 2017. For more information visit his official website here: 
Ronnie Baker Brooks