Ron Matthews / Bio

Ron Matthews
-- Acoustic 6- and 12- string guitarist and singer/songwriter
-- Composer of folk, country and gospel songs
-- Wide repertoire of 70's pop and folk, classic and 90's country favorites
-- Tribute shows featuring the music of John Denver

Performer, composer, free spirit. Original songs and a unique sound -- crisp and clear, an acoustic blend of simple singer/songwriter-style folk and '70's pop and country. Reminiscent of the best acoustic singer-songwriters of the past, and a refreshing reminder of the magical music of the classic 70's.

Combining folk ballads, love songs, soaring melodies and hand-clapping numbers, Ron weaves an engaging and satisfying musical program. He regularly performs solo acoustic shows -- or for a fuller sound adds a second guitarist, vocal harmonies and light percussion -- in venues ranging from intimate living room settings to auditorium halls. He is as comfortable performing in a restaurant or bar as he is at a campground or an outdoor ‘Music in the Park’ show. He also presents an exceptional Tribute Show celebrating the universally-loved music of John Denver. Not an impersonator in looks or voice, he sings all of Denver's popular hits as closely as possible to the way Denver himself played them -- and with just as much passion and energy.

Musical influences: John Denver, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Eagles, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Michael Martin Murphey and many others.

General Info

Band Members
Ron Matthews - Vocals
Artist Name
Ron Matthews
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Folk / Acoustic Singer/Songwriter / Americana

Contact Info

Nashville, TN

Similar Artists

  • John Denver
  • James Taylor
  • Jim Croce
  • Gordon Lightfoot