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Now living in Vancouver, Canada, contemporary folk singer-songwriter Chris Ronald emigrated from his native England in 2002. Influenced by British and North American artists of the ’70s such as Neil Young, Don McLean, and Ralph McTell, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots.” Ronald first got hooked on songwriting at age 15 when he put to music a poem he wrote in high school, but he only started to go public after moving to Canada. On the back of his latest album, Timeline, Ronald received many accolades including a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Ronald balances national and international touring with a busy family life and is currently working on his next album to be released on Borealis Records spring 2017.
“Ronald possesses a keenly luxuriant voice matched with immaculate song craft.” (The Georgia Straight)
“Essential listening from an artist who needs to be more widely heard.” (Roots & Blues Radio)
Folk Alliance International (2015) – official showcase
Canadian Folk Music Awards (2014) – “Songwriter of the Year” nomination
Kerrville New Folk (2014) – finalist
International Songwriting Competition (2014) – shortlisted
European tour (Oct 2016), Calgary Folk Club (Oct 2015), Rogue Folk Club (May 2015), European tour (Apr 2015), VIA Rail “artist on board” (ongoing), Victoria Folk Music Society (Feb 2015), Cowichan Folk Guild (Feb 2015), Bluebird North (Nov 2014), Canadian tour (Oct 2014), Gabriola Theatre Festival (Aug 2014), Nanaimo Fringe Festival (Aug 2014), Rhythmtree Music Festival, UK (Jul 2014), TwickFolk, UK (July 2014), Kerrville Folk Festival, TX (May 2014).
Unplugged with John Ellis
Unplugged as trio (more Chris Ronald Trio videos at https://vimeo.com/chrisronaldtrio
Live with band
Timeline promotional video