|Time & Place|
|Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 7:00 pm |
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$12|
|TFFM & Public Radio Members||$10|
|Library Card Holders from Anywhere||$10|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
Even though performing and recording projects in the seventies and eighties helped spread the word about Ron Fetner, it wasn’t until his first solo release in 1997 that the buzz started to expand beyond the Mid-Atlantic region. "This Box I’m Looking Through" got immediate attention when Public Radio's "The Folk Sampler with Mike Flynn" and WHRO/Barry Graham’s "Off The Shelf" and "Acoustic Highway" have played cuts on their shows. Then in 2001, Ron released his second CD, "Turning For Home," and was named one of the winners of the prestigious Kerrville NewFolk competition. This coincided with awards at Doc Watson's/Merlefest Chris Austin Song Contest, Falcon Ridge’s Emerging Artist Showcase, the Austin Songwriter Group and Winfield, Kansas' Walnut Valley Song Showcase.
Ron released "Defying Gravity" in the winter of 2004/2005. Included on this CD is the holiday favorite, "My Name Is Justin." In 2006, "Justin" received a Gold award from the Songwriters Association of Washington in Washington's Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Released on January 1, 2008 is the newest offering, "Sunday Morning Blue." Ron gathered a few good friends to join him in his home studio to record some of his favorite songs. As a side project, in 2010 Ron joined with Tom Dikon to perform a series of acoustic blues shows. Fetner & Dikon released a six-song EP in January 2011, and were named solo/duo winners in the Tidewater area IBC Blues Challenge.
Ron has appeared at major festivals like Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, Falcon Ridge, Tucson Folk Festival and First Night-Asheville, and in top venues like Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Little Rock's Acoustic Sounds Café, and DC’s famous "The Bayou." Ron has opened/ shared stages with Trisha Yearwood, David Wilcox, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kate Campbell, and Dire Straits just to name a few. Incorporating elements of Folk, Blues, southern Appalachian, Rock and Jazz, Ron has found a voice in our American music. Ron's spiritually uplifting shows offer attendees an intimate glimpse into the world we live in. Catching one of his shows has almost become a requirement.