Local legend Ronny Elliott releases new CD

Ronny Elliott has been honing his skills alongside venerable rock veterans, such as Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent, since the mid-1960s. His sonic thrust is an adventurous amalgam of country, rock, blues and soul. Elliott’s intensively honest, thought-provoking wordplay is pure Americana poetry, sung in a low, craggy voice that ranges from an angry howl to an earnest plea.

To celebrate the release of his latest album, Magneto, Skipper’s is throwing the local legend a CD release party. Rocking, twangy, comical and moving, Magneto just might be Elliott’s finest effort to date. The Nationals – some of the most accomplished musicians the Bay area has to offer, will join Elliott on stage. If you have never witnessed Elliott’s unique brand of hillbilly soul before, come out and see for yourself why everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Rolling Stone Germany has sung his praises.

  • Walt Bucklin, bassist for The Nationals, will open the show with a solo set.
  • Ronny Elliott and The Nationalswill perform at Skipper’s Smokehouse in North Tampa on Saturday at 8 p.m. For tickets/info call 971-0666.
  • Contact Wade Tatangelo at oracleofflimits@yahoo.com.