Ronnie Greer Brings Best Of The Blues To Down Arts Centre In Downpatrick
Down Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Blues guitar legend, Ronnie Greer and his powerhouse band on Friday 9 May at 8pm.
Ronnie Greer has been at the forefront of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years. His distinctive guitar style, melding searing Chicago blues licks with bebop jazz lines, has been critically acclaimed as world class. His powerhouse band, featuring some of the country’s finest musicians, operates on a level that has to be heard to be appreciated.
One of the justifiable legends of the Northern Ireland music scene, Ronnie Greer is also one of its favourite performers. A superb blues and jazz guitarist, his fingers have added passion and fire to some of the greatest blues bands in the country, including for a time the legendary Jim Daly Blues Band and a host of others.
Ronnie never fails to wring the last drop of emotion out of a solo, while still keeping the toes tapping. As a sideman and front man, Ronnie has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, including Dr. John, Lowell Fulson, Phil Guy, Johnny Mars and many more.
The Ronnie Greer Blues Band began whenever Ronnie formed a partnership with the equally legendary vocalist Kenny McDowell to form a blues quartet that was the equal of any in the UK. Locking everything down in the rhythm section were the ever-steady pairing of Alan Hunter on bass and Colm Fitzpatrick on drums.
The departure of Kenny from the band opened the door for Anthony Toner, who joined the band in mid 2007. His soulful vocals and West Coast-inspired slide playing have added a new dimension to the band. Ronnie, Colm and Anthony will be joined by John McCullough on keyboards, to form a world-class band that are sure to deliver an unforgettable night of the best of the Blues.
To purchase tickets (£12 / £10) and for further information on any Down Arts Centre events, please contact the box office on 028 4461 0747. The complete Down Arts Centre Season Programme is available to download at: