"So happy to have Reunion Blues gig bag. I know my guitars are safe."
Ernie Isley is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums and percussion. He's known for such Isley classics as "Fight the Power", "Brown Eyed Girl", among others, and "That Lady" (co-written with brother-in-law Chris), his signature guitar riffs are easily recognizable on classics such as "Summer Breeze", "That Lady", "Voyage To Atlantis", "Choosey Lover", and others.
The Isley Brothers have enjoyed one of the longest, most diverse, and most influential legacies in pop music. The group's esteemed history spans two generations of siblings and significant cultural shifts in music. Born and raised in Cincinnati, the brothers got their professional start in New York with their first hit single "Shout – Part 1," which has gone on to become a frequently covered classic. Throughout their career, they never stopped reinventing themselves, scoring hits in R&B, Motown soul, funk, disco, and rock. Their 1969 single, "It's Your Thing," earned a GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group, and in 1992 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brothers Ronald and Ernie Isley have continued to perform together.
Fender Custom Shop has built him three custom Zeal Stratocasters, using his personal design. Ernie is active as a musical mentor in schools and has been a returning guest lecturer at Berklee School of Music in Boston.