Ron Renninger | A Vanishing Breed

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A Vanishing Breed

by Ron Renninger

Ron Renninger is a uniquely talented singer songwriter guitarist who came of age in the heyday of the 1960s. Though his music is deeply personal he manages to strike a chord of relevance in the audiences lucky enough to catch one of his critically acclaimed concerts. His style has been described as “Acoustic Eclectic”, leaping across a wide range of genres; touching down in some rather surprising places.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. L / O / V / E
3:11 $0.99
2. Passengers
3:26 $0.99
3. Pigeons and Angels
3:41 $0.99
4. Vanishing Breed
3:05 $0.99
5. The Last of the Yodeling Gerbils (Instrumental)
2:42 $0.99
6. Sweet Old Time
2:34 $0.99
7. The Corner of Gunhill and Hell
2:30 $0.99
8. Dreams of Nothing
3:18 $0.99
9. Living Proof
2:38 $0.99
10. Only the Rivers Run Free
3:04 $0.99
11. The Sweetest Love Ever Made
4:44 $0.99
12. Sometimes Stars Fall Too Soon (Instrumental)
2:22 $0.99
13. What's Your God?
3:45 $0.99
14. Song for My Parents
3:27 $0.99
15. Highway of Love
2:55 $0.99
16. Another Kite to Fly
5:23 $0.99
17. Pickle Pickle Wee Wee Tar
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Album Notes
The time: 1960’s. The place: The Bronx. An insecure teenager picks up a guitar for the first time. He discovers an outlet for his passion. Boundless creativity. His purpose in this world becomes crystal clear.
He plays the six string that day until his fingers bleed. And every day afterward. His skill and confidence increase, and the constant hours working the fretboard begin to bear fruit.
Soon enough he starts to seek others. People who share his vision. Eventually, they form a band.
It doesn't take long for the Basement Concession to get itself a recording contract and a single on the charts. There's no turning back.
Ron Renninger, all of 16 years old is on the first leg of an amazing journey. The band doesn't last long, but he's on his way.
Eventually, he finds himself in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where he truly begins exploring the limitless possibilities his musical gifts afford.

Within a few short years Ron’s dividing his time between Woodstock NY, Manhattan and Northern California. He's jamming with the greats. David Bromberg, Doc Watson, Buzz Feiten, Tim Hardin, and Taj Mahal. (during a particularly exciting six month stretch, he talks shop with Jorma Kaukonen, plays back up for Chuck Berry, jams with Santana and has a one-on-one with Jimi Hendrix)
His music circle expands. He’ll soon become a sought-after session guitarist on New York's highly competitive recording circuit.
By the early 1970’s Ron is moving away from the distorted electric wailings of his faithful old telecaster. Drawn towards the simpler and natural tones of his newly acquired Martin D-35 acoustic guitar.
Pursuing this new vision he’s soon living in the Green Mountains of Vermont performing with the popular Folk-Rock band Willow. There, surrounded by those magical hills and valleys, he hones his distinctive singing and songwriting skills.
12 years, dozens of songs, and hundreds of solo and band gigs later, Ron is back where it all began: NYC. Ready to release his debut recording. His self-produced and critically acclaimed 1987 vinyl LP called “ANOTHER KITE TO FLY” marked the beginning of a years long interest in production and studio experimentation.
Since then, Ron Renninger has shared the stage with Richie Havens, Lucinda Williams, Jesse Colin Young, John Hammond Jr., Lucy Kaplansky, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Christine Lavin.
He’s composed music for prime time network TV: He's performed in countless venues and festivals from Tampa to Tokyo to London; from Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival to NYC's Bottom Line Club.
Ron's five CDs, have been extremely well received and he’s proud to announce the release of his 6th and latest "THE MAN WHO BECAME A SONG". His discography also includes "ANOTHER KITE TO FLY",(CD version, 1996) "THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF LOVE",(1997) "VANISHING BREED", (1998) "ELDERSONGS", (1999) and “SOULMATES AND SENTENCES” (2006)



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