"Ron Matthews & Spirit bring great entertainment to any venue. Imagine John Denver's songs or country hits performed with smooth, even voices and acoustic guitars. The audience at The Stage loved every minute of this show!” Paul Penner, President WNYPC - The Stage in Warsaw
"Ron is a great performer of John Denver songs but is also a talented singer/songwriter of his own music. When you get a chance to hear Ron Matthews in concert be sure to take it.” Lew & Marilyn Benton - House Concert hosts, Bristol, TN
"Doing Time in Nashville is one Matthews tune that usually grabs listeners' ears -- a sincere but unsentimental portrait of an artist who knows there are dues to pay in the service of his music. More recently, he's been showcasing a very radio-friendly tune called Anything but Typical." Martin Brady - Nashville Scene
"The sound is pleasant and the words are clear. The whole performance creates peace in the listener's ear. Ron's original songs are sensitive and well-performed, also.” Jo Anne Penner - The Stage in Warsaw, review
"[Cowboy Meant to Sing] is so beautiful. You do remind me of John Denver. Loved it.” Eric - Viewer comment, YouTube
April 5, 2013 - Antique Archaeology (American Pickers museum and shop), guest apperance with Will Kruger, Nashville, TN. 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
April 2, 2013 - Premier online live-streamed show - Stage It - All John Denver requests.
March 2, 2013 - House Concert, Bristol, TN. By invitation.
Feb 10, 2013 — Superstition Skies Restaurant & Bar, 945 E Scenic Dr., Apache Junction, Arizona 85219. 5:30 - 7:30pm. Great time doing lots of John Denver songs (and some Ron Matthews originals).
January 25, 2013 - Antique Archaeology (American Pickers museum and shop), Nashville, TN. 2:30 - 4:00 pm.
December 12, 2012 - Bunganut Pig Pub & Eatery, 1143 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN, 37064. 7:30 - 8:00 pm. 30 minute set of original music, 9 pm to 9:30. Thanks to Doc Bennett for the invite to play.
October 12, 2012 — Aspen, CO. Ron & Spirit performed a 2-hour John Denver Tribute Concert, a well-deserved spotlight not only on the late, great singer/songwriter John Denver, but also on the talented writers who penned lyrics to songs John recorded and performed. With special guests -- vocalist Kj, and Karen Savarese on flute and recorder. Willie Hoevers on bass guitar.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pm-3:00 — Mountain Chalet, Aspen, CO. Ron performed 4 songs solo, as well as a lively version of 'Wrangell Mountain Song' with Dave and Sam Stratford singing great harmonies, and Marsha on percussion. Also performing solo sets were Chris Collins, Jeff Pine, and Jim Conner. Produced by Charlotte Clarke and the Alliance for Historical Preservation. Proceeds benefit AHP and Aspen Deaf Camp and the Alliance for Historical Preservation.
Sept 1, 2012 — Fayette County Horse Retreat, 103 Honeybear Lane, Ansted, WV 25812. 7:30 - 10:00pm. 2+ hours concert of John Denver, classic country, and 70’s music.
August 17, 2012 - Side Track Bar & Grill, Nashville, TN. 7:30 - 8:00 pm.
July 27, 2012 — 4277 Armstrong Rd. Summersville, WV 26651. Charity event for the family of Lydia Peyton, weekend of camping and music with The Mountaineers of West Virginia Teardrop Camping group (www.tearjerkers.net). 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, $10 dollars a person.
July 25, 2012 — Third year running that Ron performed for the Music in the Park series on the town gazebo in Delevan, NY, benefitting Boy Scout Troop #627. No charge, refreshments served with proceeds going to the Boy Scouts.
July 20, 2012 — House Concert, Bristol, TN. By invitation.
July 7, 2012 — Doil and Tess Hinson's Farm, 1243 Darbytown Rd., Hohenwald, TN. Great country, bluegrass and folk music, featuring Jim Connor, former Kingston Trio member, writer of Grandma's Feather Bed and musician in John Denver's band.
July 3, 2012 — Support Our Troops benefit. Hometown Cafe City Parking Lot, 4pm until 9pm. Raised money for care packages for our troops overseas.
June 26, 2012 — True West Campground & Stables, Jamestown, TN. 7-10 pm, Saturday evening concert with a little bit of everything!
May 26, 2012 — Nashville Amish Country Market, Nolensville, TN. Music at lunchtime.
May 19, 2012 — House Concert, Nashville, TN. 3 hours. Private party by invitation.
April 15, 2012 — The Stage of WNY, Warsaw, NY. Country, pop and original songs, family show. The second half was a tribute to John Denver’s music, recognizing the 15th year since his passing. Special guest singer/songwriter Kj.
April 14, 2012 — Music variety show at Scoops Ice Cream, Delevan, NY. Family-friendly, indoor show.
March 31, 2012 — Campfire get-together in the beautiful hills of Tennessee. Private party, Hohenwald, TN. Sharing some good music with friends, just for fun!
March 17, 2012 — Tribute to the Music of John Denver. Nashville Amish Country Market, Nolensville, TN. Happy to see some Aspen friends as well as local friends at this show!
November 12, 2011 — Kingston Springs, TN. Patio solo performance.
November 10, 2011 — Informal campfire show, Big South Fork National Park, TN.
October 13-16, 2011 — Aspen, CO. During John Denver Tribute week Ron entertained fans throughout the weekend at the Mountain Chalet and Limelight Lodge. He entertained song requests of John Denver music ranging from well-known popular songs to the more obscure music as well as participating in energetic jam sessions with other musicians. With his band Spirit, he is already booked to play a 90-minute concert at next year’s JD Tribute week.
October 17, 2011 — House concert, Canon City, CO. Classic country.
September, 2011 — House concert, Nolensville, TN. Solo performance, variety mix, heavy on originals and John Denver requests.
August, 2011 — House Concert, Delevan, NY. Old friends, lots of requests and a great time!
August, 2011 — Ron was invited again to present a 2-hour concert benefitting the Boy Scouts in Delevan, NY. The program included familiar songs by John Denver, Garth Brooks, and other well-known pop and country artists. Joining Ron onstage this year was acoustic guitarist Dave Stratford and percussionist Marsha Howard. Proceeds and donations went to Boy Scout Troop #627.
August, 2011 — Live promo interview on WCJW Radio with Lee Richey for the show on Aug. 14 at the Stage in Warsaw, NY. 1/2 hour, 3 live-performed songs. Was heard on 103.7 fm Warsaw, 105.5 fm Batavia, 100.9 Geneseo, 1140 am Warsaw.
August, 2011 — 2nd Annual John Denver Tribute Show “Always With You”, at Scoops Ice Cream, Delevan, NY. All John Denver music for 2 hours. Favorites included -- Annie's Song, Rocky Mountain High, Country Roads, Sunshine on My Shoulders.
August, 2011 — Concert performance on the beautiful stage at The Stage, Warsaw, NY. 2 hours of country, folk and pop, with Dave Stratford adding mellow acoustic sounds on his new Taylor 6 string, and percussionist Marsha Howard.
July, 2011 — This was a bring-your-own-beverage lawn chair event, featuring Ron Matthews and Friends jamming out on some original music and great country and pop tunes in Coweta, OK.
May, 2011 — In a solo acoustic performance, Ron sang for 40 minutes as the opening act for the Arcade Area Community Theater murder mystery presentation of “You Have the Right to Remain Dead,” in Delevan, NY. Proceeds benefitted the local Kiwanis Club.
August, 2010 — Ron performed at an outdoor benefit for Boy Scout Troop 627 in Delevan, NY in front of an crowd of 75+ fans and friends, with a mix of country, pop and folk tunes.
August, 2010 — 2-hour outdoor tribute to the music of John Denver at Scoops Ice Cream, Delevan , NY . Songs included Take Me Home, Country Roads, Back Home Again, Calypso and many others, as well as Ron’s original composition, John’s Song (The Song Will Never Die).
Cattaraugus County Bicentennial, Wagon Train Extravaganza. Ron was one of several acts to perform for the wagoneers at the Yorkshire, NY overnight stop during their 2-week covered-wagon trek around the perimeter of the county.
Mix of 90's and classic country at a couple's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party in Springfield, TN. The playlist included several Roy Rogers songs, which Ron was happy to learn at the client's request. 2 hours, 2-musician set.
Double header — Two-musician performance at an outdoor patio House Concert in beautiful Brentwood, TN. A 2-hour program of background music featuring a wide-ranging variety playlist. The duo was invited back a short time later to again provide the night’s entertainment for an elegant indoor Retirement Dinner. Additional John Denver songs were added to the playlist at client's request.
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