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BIOGRAPHY

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Ronny Aagren was born in November 1971, Jessheim, Norway.

He began his music career in the early 80s, and has toured both domestic and abroad with various artists and bands. It all started back when he was a small boy and his mother played on her old box guitar and Ronny was paying great attention.

Ronny bought his first guitar, a black Ibanez Les Paul at the age of 14, which he still uses on the stage today!

Inspired by the first Delta blues artists like Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf and then The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ry Cooder and others, Ronny has through the years made his own distinct sound when it comes to his guitar skills.

Ronny is first and foremost known as an exquisite slide guitarist, and is considered by many as one of the best blues-guitarists in Norway.

He is both the composer and songwriter on the albums. Most of the lyrics are based on his own life experiences, which gives him that genuine presence when he sings and plays his music.

Ronny Aagren assembled the band early in 2016, and they had their debut on a Blues Cruise (Color Line Oslo/Kiel) in October 2016.

This turned out to be a flying start for Ronny Aagren and his band, and 2017 became a year with great success, with plenty of concerts and the release of their first album “Close to you” on December 15th, 2017.

His first album got a great response and attention, with both reviews and airplay on radio in Norway, USA, England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Ronny was also chosen to represent Norway and the Norwegian Blues Union (NBU) in "The International Blues Challenge 2019", which took place in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ronny went on tours with J.T. Lauritsen and The Buckshot Hunters in the US, both at IBC 2017, concerts in Florida 2019 with Terry Hank, and The Sandy Beaches Cruise XXV in 2019 going out in the Caribbean. On the cruise, he shared the stage with Kim Wilson, who most people know from The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Terry Hank, a well known saxophone player on the American scene.

On December 17th, 2021, the artist released the single "It's You" as a teaser for the long-awaited second album "Changes", which was released on October 28th, 2022. The album has already had radio time in several parts of the world. The single “Memories" came out on May 4th, 2023. “Memories” is a Delta Blues style song that Ronny recorded alone playing slide on his Dobro guitar.

 

Now, the artist is working on his 3’rd album, scheduled to be released in April 2024. 3 singles are to be released prior to the album. The first one called “Early In The Morning '' was released on December 8th, the second single ”High and Low”, was released on January 12th 2024 and the third single “Someday Baby” was released on February 16th 2024.

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