Ron Hipp w/Carol Statella ~Out of the Rain~
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Ron Hipp w/Carol Statella ~Out of the Rain~

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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"From Sharon Isbin"

"Your beautiful cd was just what I needed to hear today! So lyrical and soothing, with lovely instrumentals and vocals." - (personal correspondence)

"From Hooferdoofer"

“I’ve heard that people don’t remember what you said or what you did-but they never forget how you made them feel-and Ron Hipp and Carol Statella make you feel good.”
- Louis Robinson

"Ragamuffin Music Hall"

"From the first time I heard Ron and Carol play together, I felt like oil was being poured over my head. Their music could heal the sick and has, at times, literally mended my own soul! Their sound is anointed in the purest sense." - Jackie Whitaker, Owner-Founder

"From Sing Out! Fall/Winter 2010/11, Vol. 54 No. 1"

Ron Hipp and Carol Statella have crafted a musically delightful, emotionally involving work with Two Hearts. This is an exceptionally pretty CD, meant in the most positive sense. While Hipp's expressive voice is very pleasing, Statella's violin and viola give the album its deep soul. Carol also provides penny whistle and light percussion as well as harmony vocals. J. David Leonard contributes acoustic and electric bass, Dobro, and tasteful drums. Of the 13 songs on the CD, a trio are instrumentals. Hipp wrote of co-wrote all but one. However, that one, "The Sadness of Mary" by Jim Bozeman, is a showstopper, on the level of Michael Smith's "Crazy Mary" or John Prine's "Hello in There." Here Hipp and Statella perform it with great poignancy. "No Way Not Today" is a wry commentary on taking a "mental health day." "Two Hearts" achingly paints the portrait of misaligned love in a crumbling relationship. However, not all is sadness. The bouncy "Sally Sue" is rare, a very upbeat paean of unrequited love. Two Hearts reminds me how melodic and ear-pleasing a CD can be, it deserves a spot on your CD shelf.
- Rich Warren


CD - "Two Hearts" 2010
Sunslide Music
Recorded, mixed & mastered by J. David Leonard

Tracks on "Two Hearts" receiving the most radio airplay, based on artist tracking:

"Where the Mountains Meet the Sea"
"The Sadness of Mary"
"Red Haired Gal"
"Two Hearts"
"Summer Sky"
"Fly Away Angel"



Ron Hipp (with Carol Statella as ~Out of The Rain~) has recently released a first album titled "Two Hearts," which in late July, 2010 entered the top 50 on the Roots Music Report. Both sparkling and full of dark-hued beauty, it reflects years of devotion to communicating with insight and authenticity.

As an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ron has been performing both solo and in various band combinations since about the age of 16. His rich baritone voice, intricate fingerpicking, altered guitar tunings, compelling original songs and instrumentals make his shows an unforgettable experience. Ron has graced many a recording project by other artists over the years as a studio musician and has numerous CD cover photos to his credit, being a professional photographer as well.

Carol Statella (string player/singer) has played in backup orchestras for Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, and Brian Wilson. She’s performed and/or and recorded with Cat Power and Sinead O'Connor, and contributed to many other projects. Carol was a feature writer for High Performance Review, (interviewing Robert Shaw), and has been a public radio announcer/producer. In the classical realm, she has played in the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, and sang with the ASO Chorus/Chamber Chorus for seventeen seasons.

Ron and Carol have known each other and crossed paths musically for well over a decade, through many artistic and personal evolutions. Their sound together has been described as warm, eloquent, and vivid. Onstage, Ron and Carol draw audiences in with artful musicality, occasionally inane humor, and absolute focus on inviting the listener into the depths of a song.

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