Second generation Chicago bluesman, Ronnie Baker Brooks, will be releasing his first album in ten years on January 20th, 2017. Produced by Steve Jordan and entitled, Times Have Changed, this is a collection of 11 tracks that mix the Windy City guitarist’s years of playing with R&B and soul royalty from Memphis.
Released on the Provogue/Mascot label and recorded at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios, the album features jazz saxophonist, Lannie McMillan, as well as legendary Hi Rhythm Section veterans, the Hodges Brothers. It also highlights a laundry list of guest artists, including “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Eddie Willis, Felix Cavaliere, Lee Roy Parnell, Angie Stone, Al Kapone, Steve Cropper, the late Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Brooks’ own Blues Hall of Fame father, Lonnie Brooks.
This is the world premiere of the song, “Long Story Short,” which is an instant gratification track when pre-ordering, Times Have Changed, on CD, vinyl, or digital download.