BioGRAPHY

Singer songwriter Ron Leary’s smokey, rye-soaked voice is legendary throughout the Windsor and Southwestern Ontario region. Whether his songs touch on the politics of the day, the downtrodden, romance or joy, he’ll raise your spirits and leave you wilfully optimistic. Leary is a career indie artist, self-releasing and nationally touring 5 full length albums to date.

Over the years Leary has performed many festivals, theatres and venues sharing the stage with such notable acts as Kathleen Edwards, K’Naan, Noam Chomsky, Amelia Curran, Great Lake Swimmers, Fred Eaglesmith, Ron Sexsmith, Catherine MacLellan, Steve Forbert and so many more. 

Ron Leary was indoctrinated to the stage at a very young age, performing the community halls of Ontario’s tobacco belt with his parents’ country and western band The Corn Huskers, mostly drumming to Hank Williams tunes. Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut in 2006, The Road in Between, Leary has logged countless miles up and down the 401, as well as the Trans-Canada coast to coast, touring and supporting his releases. His other highly acclaimed release is 2017’s Tobacco Fields

This summer Ron Leary is recording a trio album on Pelee Island with his two long-time collaborators Dean Drouillard on guitar (Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins) and Adrian Lawryshyn on upright bass (Zubrivka, Madison Violet). It’s a reimagining of their most loved songs and will be released to vinyl come Spring 2023. 

Tag: Singer Songwriter; Americana; Canadiana; Alt-Country 

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Singer songwriter Ron Leary’s smokey, rye-soaked voice is legendary throughout the Windsor and Southwestern Ontario region. Whether his songs touch on the politics of the day, the downtrodden, romance or joy, he’ll raise your spirits and leave you wilfully optimistic. Leary is a career indie artist, self-releasing and nationally touring 5 full length albums to date, including the critically acclaimed releases The Road in Between (2006) and Tobacco Fields (2017).