He has also performed and recorded with many nationally known acts such as Lou Reid & Carolina, Mountain Heart, The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, The Mark Newton Band, The Jeanette Williams Band and Melonie Cannon (with whom he and Shannon Slaughter played the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium).
Ron was instrumental in putting County Clare together and is excited about performing with other talented musicians and singers. In his spare time Ron enjoys spending time with his wife, Tonya, driving in the mountains, working on his farm, and trout fishing in various locales around his native state of Viriginia.
"He's just a great musician and singer... He has the uncanny ability to know exacty what and when to play and when not to. I've been playing music with Ron for over 20 years and he remains my favorite mandolin player.... His chop is stout and grooves; and his solos are always tasteful and clean." ~~ Shannon Slaughter