Ron E. Beck’s CD Baby Boomer is a really soulful endeavor by a guy that truly knows what soul is. One of the premier drummers of the Bay Area for decades, he now has acquired a seasoning to his voice that is really quite remarkable; somewhere between Johnny Taylor and Philippe Wynne of the Spinners with a "low down" quality akin to Johnny "Guitar" Watson. The song writing and production on this recording is top notch.
- Emilio Castillo, Founding Member and Bandleader for Tower of Power
Ron E Beck is a modern soul blues singer. You ask what that is? Well, we’ll tell you.
Beck has the depth of a blues singer, the energy of a soul singer, and the contemporary sound of today, which makes him modern. Ron E is also a world-renowned drummer who has graced the stage with several of the industry's legends. Beck has toured and recorded with the legendary funk band Tower of Power, Steve Cropper, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Sista Monica, Chris Cain, Clifford Coulter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Calvin Keys, and the list goes on.
For years, Ron E. Beck was known primarily as a funky drummer, but in recent years, he has decided to showcase his vocal talent and his ability to get out from behind the drums and out front. Beck’s new record, "RON E. BECK - BABY BOOMER . . . like back in the day", is proof positive that my man has found his niche.
It is something special when Beck sings from behind the drums. You can feel his passion.
- Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy
A lot of this record was recorded live in the studio like back in the day. No click tracks, minimal computer editing, no frills, straight up and down analog as they say. And guess what? As a result, you can feel the interaction among the musicians and Beck’s vocals calling out to you! Ron E and his cohorts have put together a collection of 14 songs that were made to order. So, check out the new record and try to get out and catch his show!