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Feature in R2 RocknReel Magazine July/August 2013

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Ronnie Greer has been, I confidently assert,the greatest blues guitarist in Ireland,since the 70’s,when he made his name playing in the legendary Jim Daly Blues Band, who often backed the likes of Dr John and Lowell Fulson. So why on earth did he wait until he was sixty-two before recording his studio album  A Lifetime […]

Review of the album on Jazz site www.marlbank.net

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The Ronnie Greer Band and Friends A Lifetime with the Blues Everyone has a hero:”I went home and listened to Jimmy Rogers in my lunch-break/ Bought five woodbines at the shop on the corner/ And went straight back to work.” This snipped from the lyrics of ‘Cleaning Windows’ gave an insight to one of Van Morrison’s, […]

Jazz NI Reviews “A Lifetime With The Blues”

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Belfast’s very own blues guitar guru, Ronnie Greer has just released a beautifully crafted album – A Lifetime with the Blues featuring some of the finest blues and jazz musicians in Northern Ireland. Amazingly, this is Ronnie’s first studio album and it features the music he loves including Chicago Blues, New Orleans-style jazz and Bebop. […]

Blues In Britian – “This is a magnificent band, of world class.”

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In the same weekend as the Belfast City Blues Festival, in nearby Newtownabbey, the Ronnie Greer Almost Big Band headlined the Shoreline Festival. This is a magnificent band, of world class. Greer himself, after all, is the country’s greatest blues guitarist, his style compellingly incorporating elements of be-bop jazz, and John McCullough, who also holds […]

Ents24.com – “…critically acclaimed as world class.”

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Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer with the ace rhythm section of Colm Fitzpatrick on drums, Alan Hunter on bass locking the grooves down and Anthony Toner with his sizzling slide guitar playing and soulful vocals. Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the blues music scene in Ireland for over 40 years, and has […]

Blues Matters – “The audience… were hushed and transfixed”

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The Musically ambitious and versatile Ronnie Greer Almost Big Band were stunning on interpretations of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Cantaloupe Island’, blues standards like ‘Stranger Blues’ and ‘Roll ’em Pete’ and songs by Bob Dylan, Will Jennings and Others. Tom Waits ‘Clap Hands’ was sung with spooky panache by keyboard player Kyron Burke, while the anguished reading of […]

Ronnie at the Black Box

Ronnie Greer, Live at The Black Box Belfast. First of the “Hill Street Blues” sessions…