Ron Hynes & Chuck Brodsky

Ron Hynes & Chuck Brodsky

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Two of North America's foremost singer songwriters in a special double bill concert appearance!

Biography

RON HYNES:

Widely acknowledged as one of Canada's premier singer-songwriters, Ron Hynes was born in St. John's and raised in Ferryland on the southern shore of Newfoundland, Canada. His first musical influences were the songs of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan.

With a songwriting career that spans more than 30 years, Ron Hynes is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner and past JUNO and CCMA nominee. He was named Artist Of The Year ('92) and presented with the prestigious Arts Achievement Award ('04), by the Newfoundland/Labrador Arts Council. He also holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University, (for his songwriting and contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland), and in August 2006 was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. John's Folk Arts Council.

Ron began his career as a singer/songwriter in the early seventies, playing the coffeehouse circuit through Atlantic Canada and Ontario. While on a theatre tour with the Mummers Troupe in '76 he composed a song called "Sonny's Dream", that would go on to become a folk classic recorded by dozens of artists around the world.

Ron Hynes' songs have been covered by artists worldwide including Emmylou Harris, Murray McLauchlan, Valdy, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, Terry Kelly, Prairie Oyster, The Irish Descendants, Susan Aglukark, The Good Brothers, The Ennis Sisters, John McDermott, Shaye, The Cottars, Hayley Westenra and many more.

Ron Hynes was a founding member of the Wonderful Grand Band, a musical comedy show featuring a six-piece traditional/folk/rock band together with various members of Codco. The group produced two albums of original work, forty-one half-hour TV shows plus specials, for CBC, and toured the country non-stop during its six-year history.

Hynes recorded two original solo albums for EMI Music Canada, "Cryer's Paradise" ('93) and "Face To The Gale" ('97). The independently produced "11:11 Nfld Women Sing" is an award winning collection of songs co-written by Ron and Connie Hynes and sung by Newfoundland's best female artists. Ron's 1998 independent release "Standing In Line In The Rain" was awarded Best New Album from MusicNL.

Ron's moonlight career as an actor resulted in two principal theatre roles, as Newfoundland songwriter Johnny Burke in The Bard Of Prescott Street, and as country legend Hank Williams in Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave. Ron also had a lead role in the Newfoundland Independent film release "A Secret Nation", for which his original song, "The Final Breath", won a Genie Award for best song. Ron played the irrepressible Johnny Shea in the CBC/Rinkrat TV series, "Dooley Gardens", and closed out the decade as the subject of a concert/documentary film entitled Ron Hynes: The Irish Tour. Recent works include composing and performing the theme song for CBC-TV comedy series "Hatching Matching and Dispatching" and the soundtrack for animated short film "The Sparky Book". Ron wrote all of the songs for the Mary Walsh/Rick Boland stage play "High Steel" (sold out for 12 consecutive shows at LSPU Hall) and contributed two original works to the soundtrack for feature film "Young Triffie's Been Made away With".

In 2003 Ron Hynes released "Get Back Change" (Borealis Records), garnering MusicNL awards for Male Artist, Country Album and SOCAN Song of The Year, as well as the 2004 East Coast Music Award for Country Recording Of The Year and Album Of The Year. Producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers, Tanglefoot) was at the helm for this recording.

Ron Hynes launched his long-awaited first songbook, "Songs Of Ron Hynes - Volume One", in December 2005. Published by Vinland Music and distributed by Landwash Music Distribution, "Songs Of Ron Hynes-Volume One" is a collection of 26 Ron Hynes songs, arranged for guitar, vocal and piano. www.landwashmusic.com

February 2006 marked the release of the (self –titled) "Ron Hynes" CD - a stirring collection of fourteen soul-baring, personal songs, being touted by all who've listened as his most brilliant work to date. Ron Hynes teamed up once again with producer Paul Mills and Borealis Records for this latest project, which includes four "live" tracks recorded at LSPU Hall in St. John's, NL.

The "Ron Hynes" CD earned him the 2007 East Coast Music Award for "Male Solo Recording of The Year", 2006 MusicNL Awards for "Songwriter Of The Year", "Folk Artist Of The Year" and "Entertainer Of The Year" and nominations for "Best Singer - Contemporary" and "Best Songwriter" from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. For more on Ron Hynes please visit www.hynesite.org and www.myspace.com/ronhynes

Management & Media Contact:
Lynn Horne Marketing & Media Relations
77 Cannon Cr., Eastern Passage, NS, Canada B3G 1E8
Ph: 902-465-3763 Email: lynnhorne@ns.sympatico.ca

RON HYNES - CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1972Â…Released the album Discovery (World Records/Audat) that was the firs

Discography

Both artists have a longstanding recording career - Ron just recently won the 2007 East Coast Music Award, Best Solo Artist while Chuck's songs appear in movies as well as around impromptu campfire gatherings.

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Set List

the evening consists of individual sets and collaboration.