PRESS RELEASE – HAPPY RON (AND FRIENDS) RELEASE “TERRIBLY HAPPY”
Native San Diegan's Happy Ron’s music has been described by Songsalive.com as a cross between Frank Sinatra and South Park, and that quote perfectly captures the soulful combination of fun and depth that many find in his music. Steve Poltz calls it "Punk Rock Meets Punk Folk" The San Diego Union Tribune has described the Happy Man’s music and “act” as “intentional unintentional comedy” Jessie Johnson says it’s "The only real music to come out in the last 10 years, this is some real shit man!" When asked to describe his music Happy Ron shrugs and says "it's just what I do". One of his major goals is to appear as himself as a cartoon character on South Park and sing some of his songs.
The Happy Man has lived in San Diego all his life and his hope is to die in San Diego. He never sang a note until he was thirty and didn’t get “seriously” into music until he was forty. He was played more than 1400 shows since then and to celebrate his 44rth birthday he has released his first real album, backed by no less then twenty-two people, including some of the best musicians and singers in San Diego. Also featured is Paul Litteral on Trumpet, who played on the B-52s “Love Shack” and James Brown’s “Living In America. The first two reviews called it a masterpiece. Produced by local music guru Sven-Erik Seaholm.