Ron Hacker and the Hacksaws
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Ron Hacker and the Hacksaws


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"The Saloon" - Sonoma Tunes


Ron has put out seven albums which include "No Pretty Songs", "Bar Stool Blues", "I Got Tattooed", "Backdoor Man", "Burnin", "Ron Hacker live in the Netherlands", "Mr. Bad Boy a solo performance" and "My Songs", available by august 8 2008 !
. Guest appearance on the new Tom Waits CD "Orphans"

Movie credits: "The Blues Guy" in Just Like Heaven; September 2005




"The first time I got the blues, I mean really got the blues, was in 1956. A friend and I got caught breaking into parking meters. I was eleven - he was twelve. Off we went to the juvenile center. The counselors in the center were young Afro-Americans in their twenties and they loved their music, like young dudes do. In '56 their music was Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed. I fell in love with the music and it's been a part of my life since then. As I've gotten older I've tried to concentrate more on playing the Blues than living them."
After teaching himself to play guitar, Ron met the late Yank Rachell, famous partner of Sleepy John Estes. Yank trained Ron on the finer points of Delta Blues, and they became life-long friends in the process.

The actor Peter Coyote helped Ron get his first gig in San Francisco at a neighborhood coffee shop. It wasn't long before Ron put together the Hacksaws and was tearing it up in clubs all over the Bay Area.

Since then, Ron has played every major festival in Northern California, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival and the Marin County Blues Festival. Ron has also toured extensively in Europe playing major festivals in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Norway.