Damian Fanelli for GUITAR WORLD – Today, GuitarWorld.com has teamed up with Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters to premiere a new song, “Ain’t That Loving You.” The track is from the band’s upcoming album, The Luckiest Man, which will be released November 17 via Stony Plain Records.
“Ain’t That Loving You,” which has been recorded by scores of artists, including Buddy Guy and Bobby “Blue” Bland, is credited to Peacock Records founder Don Robey, who also “wrote” Bland’s “I Pity the Fool” and “Farther Up the Road.”
The Broadcasters’ version, which is sung by Diane Blue, features some tasty and twangy Strat picking by Earl—which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Earl, a former member of Roomful of Blues, is a three-time Blues Music Award winner (Guitar Player of the Year), a DownBeat magazine winner (Blues Album of the Year) and an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music.
In the words of the late B.B. King: “[Earl] is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.”