Ronnie Littlejohn

Ronnie Littlejohn has a long history in the Canadian music scene. For 15 years he fronted Planet Earth, one of Canada’s premier jazz/funk/soul bands. Planet Earth and Littlejohn’s Funk Embassy were touted as vanguards of the funk revival.

Ronnie has shared the stage with some of music’s finest, including Maceo Parker, Betty Lavette, War, Russ Little, Kevin Breit, Donna Grantis, Guido Basso, Ben Riley and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has also made special appearances with Alex Lifeson, Lee Oskar, Holly Cole, Jackie Richardson, Doug Riley, Kevin Turcotte and others.

His musical influences go back to the classic sounds of New Orleans. Ronnie is a self-trained vocalist who began singing to old 45s at the age of five — and his eclectic taste in music has added considerably to his collection of 45s over the years.

Ronnie Littlejohn is the host of Gumbo Kitchen on Fridays from 9 pm to midnight. You can reach him at