Online Streaming Concert with Big Ron Hunter – All Concerts available after premiere on youtube
Music Maker Relief Foundation has partnered with the Arts and Science Council and Mecklenburg County Library to present the NC Roots Music Series featuring live stream performances by North Carolina musicians: Lakota John, The Hamiltones, Dedicated Men of Zion, Martha Spencer, and Big Ron Hunter. The shows will be aired live every third Thursday of August, September, October, November, and December at 6pm via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
Founded in 1994, Music Maker works to promote American roots music by partnering directly with the musicians that make it. This series represents the diverse musical genres of North Carolina.
Ron is called the world’s happiest Bluesman. He owns a voice that gives people chills. It’s the kind of voice that carries warmth and tenderness, a voice that is unmistakably his own and embodies everything that’s raw, pure and beautiful about the blues. Ron Hunter was born in Winston-Salem, NC. His father, who was a sharecropper, taught Ron how to sing and play the guitar at a young age. Mentored by the legendary Guitar Gabriel and versed in R&B, Rock & the Blues of BB King, Ron plays both electric and acoustic guitars in dramatically different styles. From Gabe’s advice, Hunter developed his unique sound all while raising a family and working a day job. As a maintenance man, you could find Ron locked up in his closet-sized office, plucking away at his guitar and pouring out the blues.
The NC Roots Music Series is sponsored by Culture Blocks—a community partnership between ASC, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation to bring arts and cultural experiences closer to where residents live. Culture Blocks is funded by Mecklenburg County.
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