Making a return appearance at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. will be Ronny Cox of TV and big screen fame. These days, Cox spends about half of his time acting and the other half as a singer/songwriter performing at folk festivals, concert venues and small intimate theatres, such as the historic Thrasher Opera House.
"In Hollywood, they say it takes smart actors to play stupid characters, and nice guys to play nasty villains. Cox is the poster-boy for the latter point. He played slithery corporate snakes in "RoboCop" and "Total Recall, " but as a singer-songwriter, he is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve romances, and real-life anthems ('It's a cry in the night/ It's a whispered prayer/ That gets you from here to there')." - Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe
In his latest album "Songs With Repercussions", as well as "How I Love Them Old Songs", "At The Sebastiani", HYPERLINK "http://www.ronnycox.com/cdlive.html" "Ronny Cox Live", "Cowboy Savant" and "Acoustic Eclectricity", Ronny Cox showcases a wonderful acoustic mix of folk, western, jazzy-bluesy and just plain corn ball stuff.
"I have always had pretty eclectic tastes in the music I like to listen to and to play. I have tried to approach each of my seven albums from a different perspective. My new cd, “Ronny Cox - Songs…. With Repercussions” is, more than anything else, about the absence of (wife) Mary. It is also a “studio” album, with tight and precise arrangements and vocal harmonies. I found a wonderful group of players in South Carolina: Danny Harlow, Susan Taylor and Cary Taylor, and have allowed them great latitude and encouragement in our approach to the tunes. My “Southwestern” sensibilities are always present, but there is also a distinct “Southern” feel to many of the tunes and that comes directly from them. I am extremely proud of this album." - Ronny
Come enjoy Ronny's good nature and great folk sound this Saturday night. Tickets for the performance are only $18 and can be purchased at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Additional sponsorship generously provided by The Diedrich Agency and hospitality by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.