Ronnie Rathers
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Ronnie Rathers, a "Las Vegas Strip" jazz guitar entertainer with unique playing styles and octave versatility. He has been performing professionally for over 30 years. Ronnie's performances includes show projects for many artists ranging from comedians to musicians.

This includes shows for Ray Charles, Don Rickles, Whoopie Goldberg, David Brenner, The Average White Band, Chubby Checker, Tavares, The Drifters, Percy Sledge and Odia Coats, to name a few.

Ronnie's interest in music began in his youth while growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia. With family support and the musical influences of George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, he was inspired to pursue a career in music and has matured into a passionate musician. Ronnie has gained recognition for his talents as a guitarist and vocalist. He has performed internationally and in featured engagements at prominent Las Vegas Strip Casinos, (such as Caesars Place, Paris, Harrah's, MGM Grand, Bally's, Sahara, Aladdin, Tropicana, Flamingo, and Riviera).
Why this name?
Ronnie Rathers is my birth name.
Do you play live?
I play live in Las Vegas, Nevada currently at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in the Casbar Lounge. I enjoy it very much.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The Internet gives the independent artist more control over their career and destiny.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Not sure.
Your influences?
Wes Montgomery , George Benson , Lee Ritenour ,
Stevie Wonder , Earl Klugh , Grant Green ,
Kenny Burrell , Larry Coryell , and Donny Hathaway
Favorite spot?
Las Vegas, Nevada

Equipment used:
Plays YAMAHA SA2000 & Ibanez PM100 Guitars and uses two Fender Ultimate Stereo Chorus Amplifiers running them together with a YAMAHA spx90 and uses 3 pro 1000 monster cables
Anything else...?
Ronnie's debut CD "Nut'n But A Groove" showcases Ronnie's musical writing genius as it rips with all original music ranging from smooth, contemporary and cross-over jazz. This mellow CD is currently available on Ronnie's website at .
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