He’s been called the happies bluesman alive, and this weekend, internationally known blues sensation Big Ron Hunter brings his beautifully raw style of blues to The Arts Place of Stokes.
Ron Hunter grew up on a farm in Rural Hall, North Carolina. As a boy, Hunter recalls, “We had everything we needed on the farm”, and that included an old guitar that his father showed him a thing or two on. Hunter always remembered what his father showed him, and the guitar became a lifelong companion, never far from his side. Singing and playing became as natural as breathing the country air, and Hunter has shared that gift with anyone within earshot.
Until recent years his audiences have been local, but lately, he has taken his message of hope and perseverance to people around the country as well as Belgium, France, and Costa Rica.
Taking this stage with Big Ron this Saturday are Bruce Burgess (banjo), Robbie Carr (acoustic, resophonic, and electric guitars), Dennis Councilman (Cahone and percussion), Chi Charpe (Djembe and percussion), and Buddy Tuttle (acoustic bass guitar).
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of the show, and can be purchased by contacting Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159 or online at www.squareup.com/store/stokesarts.