If you happen to be an actor who can play fairly decent guitar licks, you may have a chance to make a living. Well Ronny Cox has been able to do it for almost 40 years. If you ask Ronny which career he prefers, he will tell you that 30 years ago it was acting. Today he is happiest playing guitar, being a singer/songwriter and sharing a story or two. When he joins us at Música Del Río for his third visit, we know you will be happy he came.
oining Ronny for this visit are two of his favorite sidemen, Sal Garza and Ted Wulfers.
Salvador “Sal” Garza, a native of Monterrey Mexico, raised in Morro Bay, will bring a remarkable slant to the evening. From his musical roots in classical violin to his work with rock groups such as Devo and Yes, Sal bridges the music we know as Americana into a fascinating circle.
Ted Wulfers is an internationally touring singer-songwriter, known for is impeccable skill blending the rock ‘n roll style known as Heartland with blues and Americana. From his piano beginnings (at 3 no less) through his acclaimed skill on every known string instrument (from cello to ukulele); Ted has left no musical rock unturned. Oh, and we are sure he always travels with his four and a half octave voice.
Ronny has been compared to Tom Russell with a southwestern flare. Whether singing one of his own songs or sharing one he has picked up along the way, what we receive is a saga of Americana like those that came from the late John Stewart. Nevertheless, it is often said that his self-teasing humor and immediate rapport with the audience sometimes masks his talent as a guitar player. Everyone found this to be very true on Ronny’s previous two visits to Música Del Río. The stories that Ronny shares often make one forget they came for the music.
Ronny, along with Sal and Ted, will bring us a delightful evening of music and stories. Even if you have never seen him before, except on the silver screen, by the end of the evening at Música Del Río, you will feel like you have spent it with a very dear (and clever) old friend. Please plan on joining us when Ronny and friends return to Música Del Río on November 4th.