Ron Sunshine Bio
Vocalist, harmonica master, bandleader, songwriter, recording artist and producer Ron Sunshine has been a mainstay on the New York City music scene for over 25 years, touring internationally and releasing six full-length albums along the way. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Ron moved to New York City in 1981 to attend Columbia University where he earned a degree in English and American History, studying under such notable poets and authors as Kenneth Koch, Amiri Baraka, Albert Murray.
Ron has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Dr. John, the P-Funk Horns,Wilson Pickett,Tower of Power, Charles Brown, Pinetop Perkins, David Johansen, Gary US Bonds, Medeski, Martin & Wood, AWB, as well as many top local bands like Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and Joan Osborne.
Popular with dancers as well as listeners, Ron Sunshine and his band continue to dazzle audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank. Ron’s compositions and recordings have been featured in movies, and countless TV shows and advertisements. His harmonica will be heard in the upcoming HBO series “Vinyl,” from executive producers Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger. Ron’s sixth recording, “Bring It Home,” will be released November 20, 2015 on the Rondette Jazz label.
“His gift as a vocalist has always been pitched in that sweet spot between R&B intensity and jazz finesse.”
-Adam Gussow, author, 2015
“He's got a masterful vocal technique honed over decades of singing, but he deploys that technique subtly, always sounding natural, never over-reaching.”
-Steve Holtje in CultureCatch.com review, 2015