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 & Young, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, The Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, 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, Rodney Crowell, 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.
Ron Rutherford's music is something familiar you’ve never heard before – stories of love, loss, insight, and inspiration. Picture a full moon over a long lost trail and a lone wolf that beckons the listener to follow to the end.
Ron Rutherford's album, Lone Wolf, ends too soon.
Potent Americana; a unique voice and down-to-the-bone songs combined with the sounds of some of the finest musicians you’ve ever heard.
Comments by RonRutherford
@lammbone: Thank you, Mark! Very happy to hear you dig Damned, brother. It is a special song for me if I were to have favorite songs of my own, and eerily enough was penned 3 weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The 1st verse tells the tale ahead of time.
Rock the house, brother! :^)
Sahara, super vocals & tracks! Just listened on your website too. Thanks for the Twitter follow & I'll catch ya on Reverb Nation soon. Keep rockin - you are a star - long may you shine. :^) Oh, and, I play air geeeetar too. ;^)
@hitherside: You are most welcome, Jennifer & Sam! Hey, I appreciate that y'all are here to hear! Keep 'em comin'! :^)
Great, Jennifer & Sam! You've got me already before the 1 minute mark! Y'all are doin' somethin' akin to what touched me deeply about the music I grew up with i.e. classic rock and progressive rock. Eventide is musically, vocally & lyrically brilliant! :^)
Love this, Luke! Great energy!
@hitherside: Thank you for the very kind words, Jennifer & Sam, and very happy to hear you dig Many Moons Ago (MMA) & the other tracks on Lone Wolf! MMA was written on a rainy day, and the original guitar/vocal demo on the day I wrote it includes the sound of the rain in the background. :^)
@hitherside: Thank you, Jennifer & Sam! That's actually a lap steel, and one of my favorite instrumental parts of the album. My "A" list studio gunslinger guitar player, John Groover McDuffie, surely slammed that lead! :^)
Diggin' this groove!
@avproject1010: Ssssssssmokin' intro! Burn it down, boys!