"Ron loves crafting, perfecting, and performing original instrumental and vocal arrangements of the finest popular music, past and present. He applies the taste acquired from years of experience, remarkable versatility, and a love of improvisation to every one. The deep instrumental power and resonance of his baritone acoustic guitar played "finger-style" which can be augmented by his rich baritone voice, creates a unique musical experiance of the highest quality and beauty." samples
Ron's upcoming performances:
Thursday November 25th
Happy Thanksgiving! from 10:00 am. until 3:00pm.
"The Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach" Celebrate the holiday by giving freedom from cooking! Enjoy quality family time, let the Red Lion's excellent staff pamper you and clean up after too. Ron will be providing the music from 10:00 am. until 3:00pm. Reservations recommended, call 503.283.4466.
Friday December 4th at
"The Mezz" from 5-8pm. inside and overlooking "Whole Foods in the Pearl". Coffee, espresso, beer, wine, kombucha, smoothies, well... you get the idea. Create your own delicious, healthy, gourmet meal from the amazing freshly 'prepared foods' area, bring it up to The Mezz and enjoy!
Wednesday December 9th
Christmas Ships! at
"The Channel's Edge" overlooking the North Portland Harbor from 6-8:30pm. A beautifully remodeled nautical boutique and gathering place with a full bar, an expanded menu, and more!
Just wanted to let you know how much your playing was appreciated (at our Xmas party). (We) heard nothing but good things about (you). It was so special the way you introduced the Martin (restored 1943 D-18) and played it for us. What a gift for the guitar you have. Thanking you again for making the evening perfect!
"Ron, You were great, what a talent!"
"Ron, I wanted to thank you for performing at our event. Folks from their mid 20's to mid 70's all spoke quite favorably about your musical capabilities, arrangements, and uncanny ability to respond to special requests. Your quiver is quite full. I am looking forward to the next time we can bring you by."
Regards, Tom English
"Thanks Ron. Your music really set the mood. Every song was like a surprise, with your extensive repertoire."
"Ron, Thank you so much for our wonderful concert last night at The Oregon Garden Resort. We had such a great time spending our evening with you."
All our best, Ryan & Glenna
"Hi Ron, I just wanted to tell you how much great feedback there was on your performance at the Garden Party. Heard all through the event how much everyone enjoyed you.
"Dear Ron, my husband and I were lucky to hear you at the Hophouse last Friday night. You were absolutely wonderful!!! We will definitely pass the word to our friends... we will look forward to hearing you again soon... Thank you for a delightful evening! "
Sincerely, Angela and Anthony Paz
"So, you walk in this bar... and you hear this guy with a sweet voice playing music you want to hear. You go to the bar, get a drink, sit, listen, and stay a while. Ron Hughes is an acoustic guitar player whose music comes from the heart and soul."
Iris Adams (Beaterville Cafe & Bar)
"When I was in college I enjoyed live folk music at Cafe Lena-Saratoga, N.Y. I had forgotten how much live guitar fed the spirit. Thank you... nice performance!! "
"Ron, it was a pleasure having you play (for our party). All the comments I heard were superb. Thank you again, (and) save the date for next year!" Kate Ayers
"Ron, you are such a crowd pleaser!" Heather Fluornoy (Hip Chicks Do Wine)
"Ron, Thanks for your wonderful performance and setting the mood for our special night" Justin & Shannon (Bride & Groom)
"Ron, I was that Englishman you sang to at The Oregon Garden Resort Hotel... Imagine my delight when I was able to listen to your fabulous guitar playing and your rich dark chocolate voice. I was blown away by your arrangements of well-known tunes, the variety of styles, and (most of all) by your super high quality guitar work... one of the highlights of our holiday..." Ray Jones
"Ron, Thank you so very much for performing at Greg & Tovan's wedding! You make such beautiful music! Your guitar playing and vocals really made the wedding... it was the perfect personal touch! Everyone should be so lucky as to have you perform at their event. I can't wait for my next visit to Oregon; hearing you again will be at the top of my list!" Lori Marshall