Blues pianist and singer, Ron Tanski, has just been inducted into the Mason & Hamlin Artist Roster. A fast-rising new voice in the Blues scene, Ron pays homage to the past but is forging a unique new direction in the Blues, with soulful tunes, lightning-fast piano riffs and astounding vocals. Ron’s Debut CD “Dragged You Down” made it to #3 on the RMR Blues Radio charts and was also in the Top 100 Most Played in 2011 on Blues stations worldwide.
With intensity normally only seen in guitarists, Ron’s live performances leave crowds breathless and his music covers the whole Blues spectrum from Boogie to Deep Blues, Gospel to Swing---music that can be heard in seedy bars as well as places of redemption. Ron’s emotionally charged, ragged but sensitive voice has been described as a combination of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits, and his piano playing as a brand new, old-fashioned style all his own. Ron's isn’t Blues as usual, but a whole new kind of Piano Blues.
Mason & Hamlin is proud to welcome Ron to our Artist Roster, and Ron says, "I am beyond excited to be a Mason & Hamlin Artist. These have been my favorite pianos since the first time I ever played one. In college, I was told I was only allowed to play the Mason because it was the only piano that could handle me! That’s a true story I’m proud of,” Ron laughs, “I kept knocking the other pianos out of tune!”
Ron is currently recording his follow-up CD and loves that the classic Mason & Hamlin sound will be the piano his fans will be hearing.
For more information about Ron, see his website www.rontanski.com