Ron Haney/ guitar-vocals
Ron Haney started his music career over four decades ago. A native West Tenneessean, Ron’s first musical influences were the gospel harmonies and hymns he heard growing up in a southern rural Baptist church. “Music has always been a huge part of my life as far back as I can remember, Ron says, “and fortunately I was exposed to a variety of music as a child that included rhythm & blues, early rock and roll, gospel , soul and folk tunes.
When the Beatle “Big Bang” happened in 1964 Ron says he was, like so many of his friends at the time, changed forever. Instantly he knew he wanted to become a musician after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show that year. After receiving a Sears Silvertone acoustic guitar on his thirteenth birthday in February of 1964 he became determined to learn to play it.
His first public gig paid just a little over $12.00, but it was enough to convince him to pursue music with a passion that still drives him today.
Ron is not only a musician but a proficient songwriter with numerous published songs, a producer/arranger, singer and recording artist having written/recorded/released several projects over his career. He has toured extensively across the country with various bands and produces the W.S. Holland Band currently.
“I saw W.S. Holland in person for the first time in 1968 at a Johnny Cash concert and remember very distinctly being totally impressed with his unique style of playing drums. In my wildest dreams I never would have thought that here some forty plus years later, after playing in numerous rock, blues and soul bands all these years, I would be on the road with W.S. and leading this fine group of excellent musicians. Life can sure take some interesting turns, to say the least” Ron says with a huge grin.