Ronny Aagren was born in November 1971, and comes from Jessheim, Norway.
Ronny began his music career in the early 80s, and has toured nationally and abroad in various bands for 30 years and chose to go solo in 2016. It all started at home in the living room, where his mother often sang and played guitar for her son who was fascinated by how his mother moved her fingers over the strings of the guitar.
Ronny bought his first guitars at the age of 14, including a black Ibanez Les Paul, which he plays slide on to this day.
Inspired by the early Delta blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, as well as BB King, Howlin' Wolf, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ry Cooder and many more, he has over the years created his own distinct expression in his guitar playing.
He is primarily known for being an outstanding slide guitarist and is considered by many today as one of the country's leading blues guitarists.
Ronny Aagren is both a songwriter and composer. Most of the material he writes about is taken from his own life and experiences, which gives the audience a feeling of genuine mediation, closeness and enjoyment of playing.
The band Ronny Aagren & His Blues Gumbo was formed in March 2016 and had their debut concert at the Color Line Bluescruise in April 2016.
This was the start of something that would turn out to be a real kick start for the newly started band. 2017 turned out to be a successful year with many concerts and a separate record release.
Ronny Aagren's album, "Close to You", received a lot of attention and playing time on the radio at home and abroad, and a number of good reviews in Norway, the USA, Australia, England, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Ronny Aagren was also selected to represent Norway and the Norwegian Blues Union (NBU) in "The International Blues Challenge 2019", which took place in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 2021, Ronny and the band chose to continue under the name Ronny Aagren and in December of the same year, the artist released the single "It's You", which is also included on the long-awaited second album "Changes", which was launched on 20 May 2022. The album has already received radio time in several parts of the world, and by 2022 had been played in 88 countries.
Ronny has toured the USA with J.T. Lauritsen and The Buckshot Hunters both at IBC 2017, concerts in Florida 2019 with Terry Hank who is a well-known saxophonist on the American scene. Ronny was also one of the artists on The Sandy Beaches Cruise XXV in 2019, where he also shared the stage with Kim Wilson, who most people know from The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Last Updated: 12/26/2023
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