Ironwood combines the talents of singer/songwriter/guitarist
Bill Ring with bassist Joe Crum, harmonica wiz Don Fenton, vocalist Stacy
Farina, and lead guitarist Dave Redmond to make high-energy, adult acoustic
music with lyrics that are always entertaining and often funny. For an
up-to-date list of future shows, go to Show
announcements . Ironwood plays a mix of originals
and covers, including country, blues, and rock
Live recordings from Tuesdays With the Band hosted by Dan Cole on WVBR-FM :
For booking contact Bill Ring Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (607) 387-4074
Before moving to the Finger Lakes region in
2007, Bill Ring lived for five years in a renovated barn in New Paltz,
NY, where he set up the recording studio in which he completed his first
five CD's. The first four were remastered compilations of earlier recordings.
The fifth, Still On My Mind, was recorded and mixed in the barn.
The most recent Ironwood CD was recorded and mixed in his personnal
studio in Trumansburg.
Joe Crum is Ithaca's premier jazz/Americana bassist, equally at home on electric and upright. In addition to Ironwood, he works with several jazz and Americana groups, including Cool Club and Los Finsteros.
Don Fenton has been playing "harp" for 40 years, both amplified "Chicago" style, and with a clean country folk sound.
Stacy Farina is a PhD candidate at Cornell and a competetive fencer as well as a superb vocalist. She does not actually perform with that snake, in case you were wondering.
Dave Redmond, the newest member of the Ironwood family, is a talented singer and songwriter, as well as a terrific lead guitarist. In addition to Ironwood, he performs solo and with his group Eden's Apple.
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|Venues played by
Bill Ring and Ironwood
Ironwood: The latest edition of the band, featuring Joe Crum, Don Fenton, Stacy Farina, Sue Spencer, and Dave Redmond. With special guests Larry Real on dobro and Joe Hodes on lead guitar. Fifteen original songs by Bill Ring, fourteen never released before. For more information, click here.
Still On My Mind: Features drums by Bob Lepre, bass by
Rusty Boris, fiddle by Brahm Stuart of Shaman, sax by Chuck Hancock, harmonies
by Bibi Farber and Constance Taylor, and guitars, harmonica, and vocals
by Bill Ring.
Beneath a Violet Sun: Dark and moody, beginning with a Quicksilver-esque rock number, ending with a long sound sculpture featuring rain stick and assorted small percussion instruments. Very different from other albums.
Invisible Fingers: A solo effort with guitars, harmonica, vocals, and midi programming by Bill Ring.
You Are Here: The fourth and final album compiling Bill Ring's pre-millennium private release recordings.
All CD's are available from cdbaby.com,
and as downloads from Itunes and many other online services.