ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present famed actor/singer-songwriter Ronny Cox and band in concert Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, or $25.00 the day of the show, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot.
Ronny Cox’s Wikipedia entry describes him as an actor, singer-songwriter and storyteller, but as far as he’s concerned, it’s the other way around. “Storyteller” definitely comes first, even though his acting career includes roles in hit movies like Deliverance, Bound for Glory and Beverly Hills Cop, along with dozens of others. The storytelling becomes evident as soon as he starts reeling off bits of his history, delivering one fascinating anecdote after another about his music career, his myriad stage and screen roles, and even his lengthy marriage to his high-school sweetheart, the only girlfriend he ever had.
In concert, using nothing more than the power of his projected words, Ronny captivates listeners with all kinds of stories. Some are spoken; some are sung. But either way, he’s employing that age-old art form to forge connections he says he can’t as an actor. Even before he takes the stage, he’s setting the tone, one of warmth and familiarity. “I never feel more alive and vital than when I’m onstage in front of an audience,” he adds.
You can hear that pleasure on his 10 albums, some with amusing titles like Songs ... with Repercussions and Acoustic Eclectricity (he’s also done a DVD, Songs, Stories ... and Out & Out Lies, and an audio autobiography, Dueling Banjos: the Deliverance of Drew). For 2017’s Lost in the Words, Lost in the Music, he recorded both songs and stories before a live audience. Ronny combined acting and singing in another 2017 project, the film “Pure Country: Pure Heart”, which also features Willie Nelson. In it, he sings another original, “Silver City.”
In 2018, his efforts earned him an inaugural-year Roundglass Music Award, given to artists creating “socially responsible music for wellness, environmental consciousness and peace.” He won in the Best American Roots Song category for “Bus to Baltimore,” about Alzheimer’s disease. Among his fellow winners was Ringo Starr.
Performing with Cox will be well-known keyboardist and accordionist Radislav Lorkovic, as well as local musician Don Richmond.
The board of Society Hall, a 501c-3 non-profit organization, invites you to another wonderful musical evening featuring Ronny Cox and band, Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, or $25.00 the day of the show, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot at 711 State Ave. Society Hall – Where Community Celebrates!