Napoleon "Ricco" White
1948 - 2007
am deeply SADDENED BY the passing of our driver, M.C., lightman,
brother and my friend, Napoleon "Ricco" White Jr. He was found
dead at his home in Gary, IN Saturday, Dec. 15th 2007. The cause
of death is still pending.
My condolences to Ricco's daughter Labrina White, his father
Napoleon White Sr. and all of the family on their/our LOSS.
Ricco was a
kind-hearted, giving and dedicated person. He really loved music
(especially the Blues), traveling and being part of our
band. He retired from The Chicago Transit Authority after 25
years just to drive for and to be with the band. Through all the
emotions the road can put you through, the band and I, HAVE
NEVER seen Ricco angry. He was always smiling (except for
the one time when someone was bothering me and the band)! I
truly love him unconditionally and I know he LOVED me
unconditionally too! He was a big brother to us. Whatever
the band or I needed, Ricco did it! He really believed in me and
what I'm trying to do with the music and the band. He's been
with me even before I started my solo career and always made my
family feel secure because he would be right there with me. Each
note that I'll play ever again, will mean even more now.....
because of Ricco.
" Ronnie, Ricco loved you and took you as far as he
now he's gone to heaven
to get you some help!"
Photo Credit: Carol DeRuse
Photo Credit: Carol DeRuse
rest in peace. I'm gonna miss you man, but I know......
I'll See You Again.
Ronnie has been nominated for a 2007 Blues
Music Award, in the "Contemporary
Blues Male Artist of the Year" category!!
Read the Press Release
from the Blues Foundation here.
Ronnie's latest release, "The
Torch," has been nominated in the upcoming 26th Anniversary
Chicago Music Awards in the “BEST BLUES ALBUM/CD” Category!
The 26th Chicago Music Awards will be held on
Sunday, January 28, 2007 at the
Park West Theatre, located at 322 W. Armitage Avenue in Chicago,
Illinois. When voting begins, YOU will be able to show
your support by
voting for Ronnie and "The Torch" here. Complete
details about the Awards is
Hear Ronnie LIVE on The Shemekia
Copeland Show, on Sirius Satellite Radio 74 this Saturday,
September 2 at 3:00 PM Eastern (2:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM
Pacific.) Be sure to tune in!
Ronnie has been nominated in the "Best Blues
Entertainer" category of the 24th Annual Chicago Music
Awards, which will be held on Saturday,
February 5, 2005, at the Museum of Science and Industry,
57th Street and South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois.
Ronnie's performance at the W.C. Handy Blues Festival will be
featured on the PBS television show, "Jubilee," on March 31!
Check your local listings for more information.
Ronnie was a nominee in the "Best Blues Entertainer"
category at the
Chicago Music Awards, held on February 8, 2003.
Congratulations to category winner Eddy Clearwater!
Ronnie and Lonnie were invited up to jam with Aerosmith at Alpine
Valley, in East Troy, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 14, 2002.
Ronnie commented, "What an honor it was to jam with such legendary
rockers that dig the blues!"
Click here to see pictures on the Aerosmith website!
The House of Blues Radio Hour
will be re-broadcasting their show featuring
Ronnie on October 18 & 19, 2002.
Check your local listings for air time!
- DVD NOW AVAILABLE!
NEW DVD -
COMING SOON! "Ronnie Baker Brooks Live"
recorded at Chord on Blues,
St. Charles, IL Check back for details!
(3/9 & 3/10/2002):
Ronnie will be featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour on
March 9 & 10, 2002. Check your local listings for stations
& 23/2000): Ronnie will be featured nationwide on
the House of Blues Radio Hour on January 22 & 23rd.
Check with your local station for air time!
Listen for Ronnie's Miller Lite "So Smooth" Radio Spots;
Airing Nationally from now until April, 2001
Ronnie, dad Lonnie, and brother Wayne are currently writing songs
for Ronnie's next release; watch this website for more
Ronnie is now proud to be endorsing
Fender Musical Instruments!