Ronnie Earl, a four-time Blues Music Award winner as “Guitar Player of the Year,” follows up the critical and commercial success of his last album, Rise Up, with Mercy Me, a new set of wondrous music with his long-time band, The Broadcasters, on April 15 via Stony Plain Records. Mercy Me will also be released later this summer on vinyl LP.
Over a 45-year career as one of the world’s top blues musicians, Ronnie Earl has transfixed audiences with his distinct sound of emotion-laden blues. On his own and with his band The Broadcasters, Ronnie is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as “Guitar Player of the Year,” with 28 albums and multiple chart-topping compositions in his catalogue.
Ronnie sets the songs of this album into context with a quote from Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr prominently placed in the album art: “The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.”
These 12 songs present triumphant Blues – uplifting and hopeful songs that point to a better tomorrow, including “Soul Searching,” “A Prayer for Tomorrow,” “The Sun Shines Brightly” and “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher.” Celebrating artists who have contributed to the theme of hope, Mercy Me includes “Blues for Ruthie Foster,” “Blues for Duke Robillard” and “Dave’s Groove,” co-written with Dave Limina.