Ron LaSalle
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Ron LaSalle


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"Loving LaSalle in Belgium"

"Great guitars, gravelly soulful voice, a Hammond-and-Hiatt feeling big time!" - Roots Town Review (Belgium)

"Bottom Line: It's Good"

"Call it rock n' soul, blues, Americana, adult alternative, or whatever you want. Regardless how you try to categorize Ron LaSalle's music, it's good...and that's the bottom line." - Rock Reviews

"Acclaim from Italy"

"It's as if the sacred fire soul of Van Morrison , the country-rock of John Hiatt, the raucousness of Tom Waits and the rock essential of John Fogerty had found one new house to accommodate them." - Roots Highway (Italy)

"Rocking the UK"

"Incredibly likeable collection of country-rock (with a hint of blues) songs. . .a hugely enjoyable record." - Mark Whitfield, Americana UK

"Great Soul Voice"

"There are no ball squeezing histrionics, just a honest-to-goodness great white soul voice, singing songs about love, loss and life in the bottom bit of the USA." - Rob Forbes, Leicester Bangs, UK

"LaSalle Drives with Style into the Intersection of Blues and Rock Giants"

"On No One Rides for Free, Ron LaSalle goes down to the crossroads. Only instead of bargaining with the devil, he wrestles him and other personal demons—and emerges battered but triumphant, his soul intact and his spirit rocking for the ages. From gutbucket acoustic blues to sweet soul to Stones-worthy rhythm ‘n’ rock, LaSalle drives with style into the intersection of blues and rock giants. He proves he belongs in their company, then blows on down his own road." - Michael McCall, Nashville Scene

"Packed with Passion"

"Packed with passion, the ["Too Angry to Pray"] offers up soulful roots rock that recalls the spirit of golden era Van Morrison, brawny blue-collar twang and even some Tom Waitsian saloon blues." - Miles of Music

"Soul of Sunday Morning/Sound of Saturday Night"

"Raw white soul has been given a bad name by Bolton belters and Cocker copycats. But. . .Nashville Singer/songwriter/producer Ron LaSalle returns to the proud, hard-edged tradition of Mitch Ryder, Southside Johnny, and mid-70's Graham Parker--not to mention Van Morrison and early Bruce Springsteen, whose influences are felt in the record's brassy punch and sprawling grooves. . . ["Too Angry to Pray"] may have the soul of Sunday morning, but the sound is Saturday night." - Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene

"Heaven on a Blues Night"

"Wolfman Jack couldn't do better if he'd collaborated with Bruce Springsteen. A little bit of heaven on a cold, blues night." - Ben Ohmart, Music Dish Magazine

"Hits Hard Like Early Morrison, the Stones and Springsteen"

"Ron LaSalle's music is imbued with rock and rhythm and blues, but he is a whiskey-scarred twang poet laureate, whose music hits hard with the lust and stark reality of early Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen." - Bob Cianci, The Music Scene


Nobody Rides for Free- Ph-Q Records (January 2007)
Too Angry to Pray - Ph-Q Records (2001)
Just the Way that I Am - Ph-Q Records (1994)
Simple Glories - CBS Canada (1989)
Only the Strong Survive - SBK Records single (1988)
Ridin' and Rockin' - Legend Records single (1985)



"A bracing blast of Southern boogie and Jersey soul invested with personal pain, pride, and passion. LaSalle's surprisingly expressive bellow has some of the fervid intensity of classic Van Morrison.
He also puts on a tent revival of a live show."
-- Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene

°Filled with blues-passion in every note, Ron LaSalle, an outsider by trade, is in his own category where roots music isn't limited by the misused term Americana."
--Fabio Cerbone, RootsHighway


Debuting at number five on Januarys Euro Americana Chart, Ron LaSalle is taking Nobody Rides for Free and his trademark brand of jazzy, bluesy, soulful roots rock to fans all over Europe and North America. A veteran of the road, touring for over ten years with his band, The East Side Rockers, and averaging 300 cities a year, LaSalle is known for quickly developing a loyal fan base and for reliably drawing standing room only crowds of mixed background who come to party all night long. From college age young adults to patrons 50+, LaSalle keeps the house rocking with the passion and showmanship he infuses into every song.

On this new album, LaSalle's rootsy musicality is showcased across an eclectic mix of songs, blended together by the warm growl of his distinctive vocals. LaSalle's live show combines favorites from the new album and from Too Angry to Pray, LaSalle's critically acclaimed 2001 release, peppered with covers translated as only this bohemian bluesman can.

Incredibly versatile as a performer LaSalle performs with full band backing, as a duo acoustic/electric guitar act, or alone, as a solo artist, depending upon the venue or event. Regardless of how he is packaged, the passion and intensity of his songs and performance remain a constant. Blowing away audiences for a quarter century with his Springsteen-referenced marathon shows and grateful to be here¡persona, Ron LaSalle does not disappoint.

El McAmbo, Toronto
Exit Inn; 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville
Bogarts, Cincinnati
Durty Nellies, Chicago
Boulder Theater, Boulder
Peabodys Down Under-Cleveland
Misty Moon, Halifax
Lucifers, Calgary
Center Stage, Detroit
Various venues in Annapolis, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cheyenne, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lincoln, LA, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Orleans, NYC, Philadelphia, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, St. Louis, Virginia Beach, etc.

CNE, Toronto, ONT
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Summer Lights, Nashville, TN
Memphis in May, Memphis, TN
Lightening Sunday Night Live, Nashville, TN

Ron LaSalle & The East Side Rockers:

In their 10 years of touring together averaged 300 shows in 300 cities a year in both the U.S and Canada. SRO crowds became the norm for this native of Niagara Falls, NY, but, at the height of his success, Ron decided to take a break from the road and moved to Toronto, Canada, to learn more about the business side and concentrate on his writing. There, LaSalle released his first single ¡°Only The Strong Survive¡± on SBK records.

Since moving to Nashville, TN, as a writer for EMI publishing, Ron has written and recorded with some of the world's finest writers and musicians such as Garry Tallent and Max Weinberg of Springsteen¡¯s E Street band, Alto Reed (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band) Bucky Baxter (Steve Earle, Bob Dylan), and George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby). He has also had numerous songs used in films like Jeff Daniels¡¯ Super Sucker

For more information contact: PH-Q Records