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Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933) is an American blues singer and guitarist. He was born in Dubuisson, Louisiana.
In 1961 he played guitar on the double album, Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall.
Brooks' style, sometimes described as "voodoo blues", includes elements of Chicago Blues, Louisiana blues, swamp pop and rhythm and blues. Lonnie's vocals seem to be an inspiration of the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. Live performances of his band are dead ringer inspiration for ZZ Top's live setup.
Brooks appeared in the movie, Blues Brothers 2000.
Millions who have never heard his records have seen him playing the back porch bluesman, who loses his wife but wins a recording contract, in a sequence of TV advertisements for Heineken lager.
Brooks' sons, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Wayne Baker Brooks are also full-time blues entertainers, fronting their own bands and touring extensively both in the U.S. and abroad. Ronnie appears on his father's 1991 Alligator release Satisfaction Guaranteed on rhythm guitar. The Brooke's are frequent guest performers at each others' shows and have booked appearances as 'The Brooks Family', performing entire concerts together.