Some musicians just play the blues.
Not guitarslinger Ronnie Earl. He’s lived the blues, and he’s somehow managed to survive the tough times and come back out on top.
At The Linda on Saturday, August 8, Earl spoke from the stage about his alcoholism and about being sober 20 years now. He spoke about not touring for almost 10 years because of illness and depression.
The concert was a real event, and everyone seemed to know it. “A couple I spoke with before the concert came up from NYC specifically for this concert. They said Earl hasn’t played there since 1999,” says photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk. “Another couple with kids drove in from Buffalo because evidently this concert was a one-off and not part of a tour.”