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Bluesdays: Ronnie Baker Brooks

August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ronnie Baker Brooks makes his Bluesdays debut at The Village at Squaw Valley.

As the son of the great Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks had a unique childhood.

“I used to go over to (Buddy Guy’s) house,” he said. “I was raised with his kids because his first wife and my mom were best friends. I would see him playing and I didn’t realize that was Buddy Guy. Or hanging out with Junior (Wells) and Son Seals and Koko Taylor who used to come over to the house. I didn’t realize who they were. They were just other musicians to me. When I got older I realized this is not normal. That’s when I was like, ‘OK, now I have an obligation here to continue that legacy for my generation and the generation after me.’ ”

Ronnie Baker Brooks has a novel method to get free drinks. He solos on guitar as he walks to the bar and mixes a cocktail for himself. By the time the solo is finished, Brooks has downed the concoction and is back onstage.

Details

Date:
August 22, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/events-activities/events-calendar

Organizer

The Village at Squaw Valley
Phone:
855-700-6148
Website:
http://squawalpine.com/

Venue

The Village at Squaw Valley
1750 Village East Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Phone:
855-700-6148
Website:
http://squawalpine.com/
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