Venue: Amvets Post 114 of Elk Rapids, 410 Bridge Street
Performance Date: Thursday August 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Outlets: In Elk Rapids at the Amvets Post, Chef Charles or the Corner Druggist and in Traverse City at Oryana Food Cooperative
For tickets or more info call: 231-264-5182
Amvets Post 114 of Elk Rapids is pleased to announce the next performance in its ongoing Americana Concert Series featuring the gifted singer/songwriter, Ronny Cox. The show is part of the Amvets ‘Americana’ concert series that celebrates the music of America. The performance is featuring Ronny Cox and his trio is slated for Thursday evening August 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. at Amvets Post 114 located at 410 Bridge Street in Elk Rapids.
Ronny Cox is an artist who wears a variety of hats –– from actor to musician to family man –– but if there is one common thread that pulls it all together it’s the “real” person that wears each hat and the warmth his craft brings to anyone exposed to his many talents. His musical style is eclectic and he confesses that he has no set-in-stone criteria for picking or writing songs.
Ronny grew up in New Mexico listening to Texas Swing tunes, but then played rock & roll in high school, and was eventually drawn to folk music after graduating from college. Born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, he’s the son of Lounette (née Rucker) and Bob P. Cox, a carpenter who also worked at a dairy and played guitar for all the local fiddlers when the overhauls were peeled off. Ronny grew up in Portales, New Mexico, and his craft as a singer/songwriter is a testament to his life on the Southwestern desert. The third of five children and a father to two sons of his own, Ronny brings his extraordinarily view of life into a magnetic, likeable, onstage persona.
With a career that spans over a hundred and twenty-five films and television shows, Ronny Cox is often ironically identified with the villains he has played in movies like TOTAL RECALL, ROBOCOP and the ruthless politician in the hit science fiction TV series STARGATE. Ronny’s first film… his first time acting in front of a camera was as the guitarist in the famous “dueling banjos” scene in DELIVERANCE. His second big film was BOUND FOR GLORY, Hal Ashby’s film about Woody Guthrie.