Guitarist Ronny Smith has a tight melodic style. This is on full display on his new album Raise The Roof, which is out now.
Smith developed that style while still in junior high school and the time he subsequently spent performing. First with various bands at university then later in the armed forces, expanded both his musical and geographic horizons.
He has collaborated with artists as diverse as The Marvellettes, Melba Moore and jazz drummer Bobby Durham.
Raise The Roof has ten tracks. Eight of these are original compositions, with two immaculately crafted covers. They include the Bill Withers classic “Use Me” and a classy re-imagining of the Carpenters blockbuster “Superstar”.
Check out a sample: A Brighter Day.