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- Live Music: Ron Renninger
About Ron Renninger
A year or so after teaching himself to play guitar at age 15, Ron formed a band which would become the first band to be signed to the newly formed SIRE records. Such early success was very encouraging to a starry eyed teenager who soon moved to NY’s Greenwich Village to pursue his music career.
He has since followed his musical dreams from the East Coast to the West; from Europe to Asia. In the last several years his songs and his singing have been featured in countless prime time television shows. His 5 critically acclaimed 5 CD’s been a mainstay on some the most influential college radio stations in the country.
Ron has rubbed elbows and jammed with such greats as David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Doc Watson, Buzz Feiten, Tim Hardin, and Taj Mahal. (during a particularly exciting six month stretch, Ron played back up for Chuck Berry, jammed with Santana and had a one-on-one with Jimi Hendrix)
In his career so far, he has shared the stage with such greats as Richie Havens, Lucinda Williams, Jesse Colin Young, John Hammond Jr., Lucy Kaplansky, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and Christine Lavin. (He was also one of the artists on Christine Lavin’s very popular compilation CD and tour, “THE STEALTH PROJECT, musicundertheradar”)
He’s performed in countless venues and festivals from Tampa to Tokyo; from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival (where he was a finalist in the troubadour competition) to NYC’s Bottom Line to London’s Albert Hall.