Biography

Ron Ireland

Ron Ireland is a singer-songwriter based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He was a shy and lonely kid until he found an old Silvertone guitar with three strings and taught himself to play. Ron's voice is a gentle, time-worn instrument, with hope and cynicism coexisting in every note. He is a fingerpicking-style guitarist with wide musical range.  An admirer of the guitar style John Fahey called "American Primitive", Ron calls his own style "American Clumsy." Ron says his songs feature “a touch of country, a little blues, a pinch of rockabilly, and some old fashioned finger picking folk songs.” He has performed for the Bland County Festival of Leaves, The Chautauqua Festival, The Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest and the Blue Ridge Music Center (Member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 674).

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