Ron Davies Tribute
Ron Davies Tribute at Hale's Palladium, Sunday June 26, 7pm-11pm
A talented Northwest song writer, who left us much too soon, has been celebrated on a new 18 song cd produced by Eric Apoe including friends and fans who have recorded new versions of his songs. It will be a grand evening of performances by artists Baby Gramps, Gary Minkler, Alice Stuart, Annie Rose, Bill Carter, Ron W. Bailey, Eric Apoe...and many of the other exceptional local artists/musicians who performed on the album, doors open at 7pm. $10 - All proceeds go to MusiCares. (A safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.)
Ron Davies was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Port Orchard, Washington. He started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve. By the time he was seventeen, he had written an album's worth of material for "The Wailers," a Seattle group of national fame.
Later, he signed with A&M records and recorded his first album "Silent Song Through The Land". Leon Russell's performance on the record was an outstanding contribution, and one of the songs, "It Ain't Easy" was later picked up by Three Dog Night and became the title cut of their own album.
Ron's writing also came to the attention of David Bowie, who recorded Ron's material on his "Ziggy Stardust" album. John Kay (of Steppenwolf), Dave Edmunds, Maria Muldaur, Helen Reddy, Long John Bauldrey, Joe Cocker, Merry Clayton are only a few of the long list of artists who have recorded Ron's songs.
In 1985, Ron moved to Nashville and set up camp. His presence in Music City was greatly appreciated and his songs, recorded by Anne Murray, Dobie Grey, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kevin Welsh, Ricky Skaggs, and Gail Davies (Ron's sister, and a prominent country artist) gave a new twist to the old sound of traditional country music.
Hale's Ales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|