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Sounds Like: James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney
Age Appropriateness: All Ages
Artist Age: 40 Something
Artist Location: OR, OREGON, United States
A prolific writer, Ron Shaffer has had songs signed to publishers out of Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles. Two of his songs, “Broken Windows” & “Can’t Always Tell”, are on John Colbert’s most recent CD. His voice has been said to be, “raw, gravelly and tender... Imagine the rough sound of Bruce Springsteen mixed with the sweet sound of James Taylor.” -Sonja Johnston, The Oregonian Masthead And, when it comes to his guitar playing, “He must do a lot of finger-stretching exercises. If you could watch only Ron’s hands while he played, you’d think it might be a really tall guy (like six-foot-six) at work. The real Ron (a pretty normal-sized guy actually, with an abnormally ear-catching guitar style) crossed the lines easily between folk, blues and contemporary acoustic.”-Stanley Fisher, The Great SongwriterHis national release on Zman Records, Broken Windows (ZR100), includes performances by such Northwest musicians as Mark Bosnian (Nu Shuz- the hit, “I Can’t Wait”), Mike Collins (Lillith Faire), and Tracy Grammer (Dave Carter). His music has gotten airplay in such far-reaching places as The Netherlands and Australia, as well as throughout the US, on programs such as Evening Becomes Eclectic on KCRW..