"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:
Wednesday August 31st
"The Reserve" from 6-9pm. on the beautiful deck of the Vintage Room overlooking the golf course. Fine dining and an incomparable view!
Friday September 2nd
"The Mezz" from 4-7pm. inside and overlooking "Whole Foods in the Pearl."
Coffee, espresso, beer, wine, kombucha, and smoothies. Select and puchase a bottle of fine wine to savor while Ron plays, there's no corkage fee! In addition, you can create your own delicious, healthy, gourmet meal from Whole Foods' amazing freshly 'prepared foods' area, to enjoy in The Mezz. An hour-and-a-half of covered, validated parking too!
Friday September 9th and the second Friday of every month
"The Channel's Edge" overlooking the North Portland Harbor from 6-8:30pm. A beautifully remodeled nautical boutique and neighborhood gathering place with a full bar, delicious salads, sandwiches, chowder to die for, and music both weekend nites too!
Friday September 16th and the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month The Mezz" from 4-7pm. inside and overlooking "Whole Foods in the Pearl."
Coffee, espresso, beer, wine, kombucha, and smoothies. Select and puchase a bottle of fine wine to savor while I play, there's no corkage fee! In addition, you can create your own delicious, healthy, gourmet meal from Whole Foods' amazing freshly 'prepared foods' area, to enjoy in The Mezz. An hour-and-a-half of covered, validated parking too!
Lisa and I would like to thank you for being such a wonderful addition to our client appreciation party at the Tualatin Country Club. It was amazing how almost every table I visited asked me about you and how we found you! What a perfect backdrop... You will be one of our first calls when we plan our next event.
You are so very talented and were so enjoyed.
Chris Balmes PC
Chris Balmes Properties LLC
I want to thank you for your excellent performance at my retirement party Saturday March 26th. Everyone enjoyed your playing and your selection of music was excellent. I really appreciate that you were on time and delivered exactly whqt we had agreed upon. I will definitely use you for future events.
It was great having you, everyone liked your performance!
Thanks again, looking forward to next time.
Controller, GreCon Inc.
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