Ronny Aagren was born in November 1971, Jessheim Norway.
He began his music career in the early 80s, and has toured both domestically and abroad with various artists and bands. But 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 plays slide on 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 and 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 the first album “Close to you” in December that same year. His first album got great responses, and was played on the radio both domestically and abroad. He got great reviews in Norway, USA, England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Ronny Aagren was also chosen by the Norwegian Blues Union (NBU) to represent Norway in the International Blues Challenge 2019 in Memphis Tennessee.
Ronny continues to make music, and album number 2 is to be released on May 20.th 2022.
The band members are:
Ronny Aagren - Lead Vocal / Guitars
Roar Paulsberg - Bass / Backing Vocals
Alexander Andrè Johnsen - Keys / Backing Vocals
Ole-Christian Rydland - Drums / Backing Vocals