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Ron Rutherford


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Ron Rutherford is a man whose life has been built around music.

He fondly recalls bouncing on the back seat of his Father’s Chevy Bel Air to The Beatles singing “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the radio.

“It was a typically beautiful Dallas, Texas day,” he says, “blue skies and fair weather cumulus clouds out the windshield as we sped down the highway.” It proved to be a seminal ride. He has been inspired by and passionate about music ever since.

Ron played piano as a kid in Texas. Moving to New York City as a young man, he took up guitar.

While living in New York, he played and sang around Manhattan and the Northeast; did some television and jingle work; was written up in the New York Times for his performances with The Rutherford & Steward Band; and wrote and performed briefly with legendary rock pianist Nicky Hopkins.

Ron Rutherford’s musical influences are eclectic and diverse including such artists as: The Eagles, Don Henley, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, The Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, The Allman Brothers, Creedence, Little Feat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Traffic, Leon Russell, Bryan Adams, John Mellencamp, Warren Zevon and Hank Williams.

Although growing up listening to and loving Rock and Roll on the radio and records, he had country music in his ears wherever he went, just from living in Texas – and both had a profound impact on him.

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  • Orange-1

    Hey, There Fantastic music here! All the best!:-)

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Rarestar

    My MySpace Blog & RSS - Hey y’all, You can view my Blog on my MySpace page. Here are the links: Blog, RSS - Drop on by and enjoy the read! Thanks! Ron

    16 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Rarestar

    Hey y'all! Thanks for listenin'! Ride on over to my MySpace page and get your freak flag flyin' with me there too. ~FFF~ Ron - Rarestar Music - Rarestar Records - Los Angeles, CA, USA

    9 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Hilyandlovesme

    Keep up the great wonderful job my friend I love your songs

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Hippo_Radio

    hey ron, hope ya doin well.. keep on rockin.. we love you here at hippo radio

    19 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Kayeffcie

    hi ron. thanks for turning me on to i'm not able to sort out how to make friends w/you here though. stuck for now... kfc

    17 Jan 2008 Reply
  • mzondag

    Hey Ron, keep the freak flag flying! You rock man!

    10 Jan 2008 Reply