Boyfriend & Other Sides of Love
Known for his intimate storytelling and infectious melodies, Ron Morris creates music that speaks to the heart. Spinning his unique brand of folk/pop, Ron's characteristically unique voice and catchy hooks take his audience on a journey that lifts the spirit and touches the soul. "His lyrics and melodies intertwine seamlessly, creating a 'songwriting landscape' that is both beautiful and rocky (literally and figuratively)." says Ken Kleiber of That's Kentertainment. Born in Jacksonville, FL and raised in a household where country music reigned, Ron learned early on his first lesson in songwriting: "keep it simple and with the story first." In 1995, with the gift of an old guitar from his parents and book of a 1,000 chords, he hit the road and began teaching himself how to play. His adventures took him across the U.S. gathering stories and growing up. In 1997 he moved to NYC and began turning his stories into songs and singing them wherever he could find space: bars, clubs, coffee shops, theaters, subway stations, and living rooms. After selling home demos of his songs for a number of years and building a strong local following, Ron released his first studio CD in 2005, Speak True, on the Roadworm Music label. 'Speak True' garnered critical acclaim and was featured on National Public Radio's (NPR) "This Way Out", Sirius Satellite Radio, and numerous local and regional radio programs. Ron returned to the studio in 2007 to record two new projects. "Boyfriend and other sides of love", the first release, is an 8 song EP that includes four new tunes that take a look at a few of love's many faces, as well as four remixes of the first single, 'Boyfriend', a folked-up fifties-feel flashback to new love. The second project, "Truth Stained Lies", a new full length album, will be released in late Spring 2008 and will feature eleven new songs. These projects bring him out of hibernation in the Roadworm Studio and onto the touring circuit. Ron is an artist who is true to himself, his music, and his audience. As soft as he is strong, wise as he is naïve, Ron Morris offers a fresh point of view and signature sound that is uplifting, honest, and leaves the listener feeling as if they've just been let in on a really good secret.