Join Gloucester Arts on Main for a house concert! ‘Bucket of Songs’ – An evening with Ron Fetner

August 22, 2015

Advance Tickets $10

After August 15 Tickets $15

Call 804-824-9464

Doors open at 6pm – Show at 7pm

Claim your Seat, Browse the Gallery, Visit Cash Bar

Ron Fetner

Folky blues, soulful R&B, add a little rock, and you come up with the influences which molded Ron Fetner’s musical career. Ron released his first solo CD in 1997 entitled “This Box I’m Looking Through”. Acoustic/Public Radio quickly took notice and started playing songs from this CD, including NPR’s “The Folk Sampler with Mike Flynn” and WHRO/Barry Graham’s “Acoustic Highway”. Ron was also a winner in the 6th Songwriters Association of Washington’s Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
Ron released another solo CD, “Turning for Home” in 2001. “Turning for Home” was a totally acoustic project which propelled Ron onto the Kerrville, TX stage and a win in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition. Quickly followed were awards at Doc Watson’s/Merlefest, Chris Austin Song Contest, Falcon Ridge’s Emerging Artist Showcase, the Austin Songwriter Group and Winfield, Kansas’ Walnut Valley Song Showcase.

In 2005, Ron released “Defying Gravity”, which was recorded in Asheville, NC. “Gravity” included the widely popular “Man On The Moon” and the holiday favorite, “My Name is Justin”, which Ron has provided as a holiday anthem for the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree campaign.

“Sunday Morning Blue” followed in 2009, which Ron recorded at home, with Kim Person mixing at her Cimirron/Rainbird studio. “Sunday Morning” included Ron’s versions of “Route 66” and “House of the Rising Sun”, along with newly written songs like “Don’t Burn the Zion Church” and “Carolina Rain”.

In January 2011, Ron and harpist Tom Dikon teamed to win the Tidewater IBC Blues Challenge. Tom and Ron produced a 6-song EP for their trip to Memphis to compete against other “Challenge” winners. “Watch Your Step” included 5 original songs written by Tom and Ron and a new version of “Route 66”.

His latest effort came in 2012 when he was offered the opportunity to play and sing on Blues great, Eddie Shaw’s newest CD, “Still Riding High”. Ron has appeared at major festivals like Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, Falcon Ridge, Tucson Folk Festival and First Night-Asheville, and in top venues like Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Little Rock’s Acoustic Sounds Café, Memphis’s Pig On Beale and DC’s famous “The Bayou”. Ron has opened or shared stages with Trisha Yearwood, David Wilcox, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kate Campbell, and Dire Straits just to name a few.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see Ron in person.


Gloucester Arts on Main

6580 B Main Street

Gloucester VA 23061


Partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts

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