Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60s onward, 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 in his thirties after emigrating to Canada from England. In recent years, Ronald’s “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” (The Georgia Straight) have won him numerous accolades including a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for his Timeline album. 2017 saw Ronald’s fourth album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records ahead of national and international tour dates. In live performance, Chris draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician to deliver a unique and captivating show.
“Ronald possesses a keenly luxuriant voice matched with immaculate songcraft.” (The Georgia Straight)
“Essential listening from an artist who needs to be more widely heard.” (Roots & Blues Radio)
“Informed by the country and folk rock that came out of both Laurel Canyon and the British Isles in the mid-seventies.” (The Province)
Cross-Canada tour (Nov 2017), Calgary Folk Club (Oct 2017) Harmony Arts Festival (Aug 2017), Edmonton WinterFest (Feb 2017), European tour (Oct 2016), Rogue Folk Club (May 2015), European tour (Apr 2015), VIA Rail “artist on board” (ongoing), Folk Alliance official showcase (Feb 2015), Victoria Folk Music Society (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).
Fragments album teaser
Chris Ronald Trio live (unplugged)
Solo live (unplugged)
Live with band
Timeline album teaser