Ronnie is best know as the bass player and vocalist of the world famous New Riders of the Purple Sage. When not working with NRPS Ronnie spends time with his solo project RONNIE PENQUE BAND which includes his brother Chris Penque on guitar, Andy Trister on lead guitar, Jeff Pearlman on keys and vocals, and Katie Pearlman on drums and vocals.
RONNIE PENQUE & FRIENDS is Ronnie on bass & vocals and any number or combination of musical friends that have been invited to play in the band that night.
Some of the main players are: Andy Trister, Chris Penque from RPB, James Salluzzi and Clay Cassell from Ripple, Jeff Oshetski, Joe Ciarvella, Johnny Markowski, and many others.
Ronnie started his music career as the original bass player in the popular New Jersey Grateful Dead cover band, Ripple. Ripple was formed in 1978. During the Ripple years Penque would also moonlight with other bands like Wig Jam and Splintered Sunlight. After Ripple retired in 2003, Ronnie was asked by keyboardist Melvin Seals of The Jerry Garcia Band to join his band, "Melvin Seals and JGB". Ronnie toured with Melvin and JGB for 3 years as lead singer and bassist. Penque then joined up with Buddy Cage and Johnny Markowski in Stir Fried which led to the reforming of The New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2005. Ronnie and the New Riders play over 100 shows per year throughout the United States and Canada.