This website exists to spread the joy and healing that I have found in music over the years. It has been a wonderful adventure and, along the way, the Good Lord has given me many blessings and more stories than I have time and tongue to tell!
More than anything else, this website is here to SPREAD THE WORD about:
Thank you for visiting the website. If you have a question for Ronnie or would be interested in having him perform, we'd love to hear from you! Just email Ronnie and he'll get back with you as soon as possible.
And May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You!
In recent years Ronnie has most often been found performing live as one of the founding members of the bo-keys, a premier modern example of the Memphis Soul Sound!
Their recent album, The Royal Sessions (album pictured at left) , features an all-star section of Stax sidemen – Ronnie Williams on Hammond B-3 organ, drummer Willie Hall (The Bar-Kays, the Blues Brothers), and Charles “Skip” Pitts (Isaac Hayes) on wah-wah guitar – joins garage rock prodigy Scott Bomar
(Impala, Hustle And Flow) on bass to lay down deep funk grooves for a mighty horn section headed by none other than Jim Spake (Levon Helm, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee, etc.).
In addition to performing with the bo-keys, Ronnie can also be found across the mid-south in various combos, duos and ensembles, bringing his own special brand of soulful musical healing to the stage everywhere he plays.
Ronnie is available for recording sessions, public appearances and performances. Are you looking for the most soulful keyboard player in the business? Then you need Ronnie Williams! Contact Ronnie for more information about rates and availability.
Early Beginnings: Organist Ronnie Williams played his first gig when he was just sixteen years old, backing R&B sax man Johnny London on Beale Street. An insurance salesman by day, Williams was a regular on the local soul scene at night, playing private parties and pick-up gigs when he wasn’t hanging out in the studio.
At Stax, Williams played on, wrote and produced dozens of notable tracks. The list reads like a whos-who in Soul – Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, David Porter, Sir Mack Rice, the Bar-Kays, Johnny Taylor, the Staple Singers, Johnny London and the Rockets, the Rance Allen Group, and Ben Cauley, to name just a few.
One of the first African-Americans to graduate from the University of Memphis’ music program, Ronnie is currently a musical director at his church. Recently, he’s backed Stax songwriter Sir Mack Rice on stage, and in the studio with the sultry-voiced Carla Thomas on her Live In Memphis album.
Art means more than just music! Several years ago Ronnie started painting as a means of therapy after a motorcycle accident, and it blossomed into something that is as magical as his music. Please visit Ronnie's Print Gallery to view his work and learn how you can even obtain reprints for your own home.
Ronnie's Photos tell a story with priceless mementos that every fan of Memphis Music will want to see: