Ron is called the world’s happiest Bluesman. He owns a voice that gives people chills. It’s the kind of voice that carries warmth and tenderness, a voice that is unmistakably his own and embodies everything that’s raw, pure and beautiful about the blues.
How We Helped:
Ron Hunter became a part of Music Maker in 2007, and was soon after introduced to Captain Luke, who has become a steadfast friend. Big Ron has performed in Belgium and in New York at the Lincoln Center, and performs regularly throughout North Carolina and at festivals in the United States. Music Maker helped him obtain a passport, donated guitars to him, and recorded his CD. Big Ron currently tours with the Music Maker Revue.
Ron Hunter was born in Winston-Salem, NC. His father, who was a sharecropper, taught Ron how to sing and play the guitar at a young age. Mentored by the legendary Guitar Gabriel and versed in R&B, Rock & the Blues of BB King, Ron plays both electric and acoustic guitars in dramatically different styles. From Gabe’s advice, Hunter developed his unique sound all while raising a family and working a day job. As a maintenance man, you could find Ron locked up in his closet-sized office, plucking away at his guitar and pouring out the blues.
Hunter just released his second album, the Great Unknown, which, aside from receiving praise in the Living Blues magazine, proves his mastery of the blues and folk niches. Big Ron tours regularly with the Music Maker Blues Revue.