A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Ronstadt Revue is the premier touring celebration of Linda Ronstadt’s musical career that spans more than forty years. Featuring the remarkable vocals of Gesenia Gerena, who doesn’t just channel Ronstadt’s vibrant sound, she positively embodies her very spirit. Linda Ronstadt, the 11-time Grammy winner who sold over 100 million albums in Country, Rock, Latin, Motown, and even Broadway music—has no longer been performing publicly. Millions of her devoted fans still long to hear the beloved songs that made up the soundtrack of their lives. The repertoire presented by Ronstadt Revue spans all of Ms. Ronstadt’s musical genres, including Spanish-language material. Indeed, Ronstadt Revue is so authentic and professional that two of Linda Ronstadt’s own band members (Dan Dugmore & John Beland) have co-produced their 2022 album—and Mr. Beland appears with the band in concert at selected show venues around the country.
Gesenia recorded and released her first Salsa CD in 2003 called “Mi Sueno” (My Dream), and she had the honor of working with Puerto Rico’s finest and legendary producers Willie Sotelo (current musical director of El Gran Combo) and Maximo Torres who produced artists such as Marc Anthony and Tito “El Gallo” Rojas. She was the opening act for Salsa’s biggest artists such as El Canario, Ismael Miranda (La Fania), and El Gran Combo. Johnny Pacheco himself compared her voice to that of a young Celia Cruz. To this day, she considers that statement a true honor.
Gesenia is a lover of music and she has honed her skills to match almost any style of music. If a song calls her, no matter what genre it hails from, she will answer. Like Linda Ronstadt’s musical upbringing, Gesenia has been exposed to both Spanish and English music in her household which sharpened her ears to the wonderful sounds that make up her musical color palette. She believes music is a universal language that is powerful, inviting, freeing, and most of all, a healing agent that can bring people together to reveal the bond we all have, as human beings.
Honored to share the stage with these gifted musicians, whom Gesenia calls her band of brothers: Nick Frese (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals), Bob Leonetti (Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals), Jim Cohen (Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar), David Lenat (Lead Guitar, Banjo, Resonator, Backing Vocals), Dave Hartl (Keyboards, Accordion, Harmonica), and Tim Reeder (Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals)—a combined labor of love in the form of the Ronstadt Revue: The Ultimate Tribute to Linda Ronstadt.
Whether you are booking an event for a large corporation in need of a unique and entertaining performance—or a casino owner looking for entertainment that will excite your audiences—no one performs a better live tribute to Linda Ronstadt than Ronstadt Revue. As a very successful tribute act, this band is exceptional entertainment for concert venues, special events, performing arts centers, clubs, private parties, fairs, festivals, rodeos, and performing arts theaters.
Every time they play, I’m catapulted back to 1970 on the stage with Linda. This is a fabulous collection of musicians and Gesenia makes the hair on my arms stand up and tingle when she sings. The Ronstadt Revue is the real deal. There are tribute bands and then there is this. Don’t miss it!John Beland, former bandleader for Linda Ronstadt
It’s a jaw-dropping experience to hear Gesenia sing. She is so authentic to Linda Ronstadt’s recordings, you can hardly believe your ears. The instrumentals and background vocals are equally impressive and our audience was super-excited by this show. The band is a sweet bunch of people and delightful to work with. Overall, it was one of my all-time favorite shows and it was a joy to host them.Sharon Brass (The Barnhill Center at the Historic Simon Theater - Brenham, TX)
Gesenia as Linda has an incredible voice that is powerful enough to duplicate all of the greatest hits! She and her band have a tremendous stage presence as well, and really interact with their fans. The Ronstadt Revue was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we very much look forward to their return!Lindsay Pasquantino (The Riviera Theatre - North Tonawanda, NY)
I have been running our event in New Haven County for ten years now and we have had some of the top bands from the US & Canada. I have never seen such a crowd reaction as we had with The Ronstadt Revue. The band is tight and their harmonies are spot on. Gesenia is a star in the making. Crowd couldn’t get enough. Highly Recommended!Rocky Salperto, Director (4th of July Festival - Town of Orange, CT)