Ron Sorin has been playing harp professionaly since his teens. He has worked with scores of blues artists such as Johnny Littlejohn, Bo Diddley, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, and Willie Kent, and has recorded with Chicago blues men James Wheeler, Bob Stroger, Steve Freund, and Ken Saydak, among others. Ron was also a founding member of the popular American roots band Big Shoulders on Rounder records. He has developed his own voice on the instrument, a unique style rooted in tradition, but traveling down other blues avenues as well. Check out his new CD "Lake City" HERE.
"Ron Sorin's harmonica as soulful as a neighborhood bar." Downbeat
"Totally his own player - fresh, original, soulful, but can
play straight up blues with the best of them"
"Ron Sorin plays powerful, melodic lines and never wastes time pretending to be Little Walter." Niles Franz, Living Blues
"Sorin is far more melodic than the usual Chicago style of blues harpist" - "whose lyrical style functions practically as a second voice within the band." Don McLeese, Chicago Tribune
"His distinctive lead voice with the blues harp, a sound nurtured through nearly two decades of belting out clean, dynamic lead lines at South Side blues clubs (that no longer exist) and North Side clubs that are now health food stores." Illinois Entertainer
"Ron is one of the best Chicago blues harp players in town." Joe Filisko