Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl has announced a new album, Maxwell Street.
Maxwell Street, recorded with Earl's longtime band, the Broadcasters, is named as an homage to the late David Maxwell, a blues pianist and former member of the Broadcasters, and Chicago's Maxwell Street, where blues musicians gathered to play outside to market crowds on Sundays.
“This album is dedicated to my big brother David Maxwell,” Earl said. “We were born on the same day 10 years apart. His playing was as deep as the ocean, as high as the sky and as bright as a quasar.