Saturday, August 27, 2011
Chicago By Way of DC: Ronnie Baker Brooks comes to Washington
Two days after an earthquake hit the city, another force had D.C. residents rocking: Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Brooks, of the famed Chicago blues family that also includes father Lonnie and brother Wayne, played two sets at Surf Club Live in Hyattsville, MD for the D.C. Blues Society on Thursday. Brooks entertained the audience for three hours in songs that ranged from Muddy Waters to hip-hop, at one point jumping behind the bar where he poured and downed a drink--all while playing his guitar.
The concert culminated in a playfully risque duet between Brooks and D.C. area singer Stacy Brooks.
Afterwards, Beldon's Blues Point talked to Brooks about his involvement in the then upcoming "Bluestock" concert on Hunter Mountain, NY and his views on the relationship between hip-hop and blues: