Belfast blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the blues music scene for over 40 years now, and has shared the stage with some of the greatest names in the genre, including Dr. John, Memphis Slim, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Lowell Fulson, Carey Bell, to name but a few. His distinctive guitar style, incorporating visceral Chicago style licks with be bop jazz inspired lines and chord voicings, has been critically acclaimed as world class. Two recent album realises, A Lifetime With The Blues and The Jazz Project, both illustrate Ronnie’s ability to seamlessly meld both aspects of these styles into his playing. Both albums have received four star reviews in the influential Jazz Journal Magazine. Ronnie continues to perform consistently to packed houses with his all star band at theatres, arts centres and festivals nationwide, but for this appearance at Clonakilty, we’re delighted to welcome him as guest with the Bill Shanley Band, a meeting which should be a little bit special, we would suggest!
“Greer, the doyen of Irish blues guitar”- allaboutjazz.com
“Proper blues from a proper bluesman” – Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster