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Ronny North plays his own signature brand of instrumental guitar rock and is fast becoming a So Cal guitar hero. He won the Best Male Guitarist Award at the 2006 All Access Magazine Music Awards. He was also honored with his own Ronny North Day at his old high school Norwalk High in Norwalk, California on April 7th, 2009, an event which Fox 11 TV News covered and featured Ronny and the kids live on TV. He was honored by his sponsor Morley Pedals to be the "Morley Pedals Artist of the Month for April 2009". He has appeared in and/or has been featured in numerous national and international music publications and periodicals such as Guitar Player Magazine, Rock N Roll Industries Magazine (in which he has a featured interview in the Jan 2012 issue) , MMR Magazine, Performer Magazine, Player Magazine (Japan), Music Connection Magazine, Flash Magazine (Italy), Modern Guitar Magazine, Muen Magazine, Young Guitar (Japan), Premier Guitar Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, All Access Magazine, Verde Valley Independent, and Fireworks Magazine from Europe and also on the Fireworks compilation CD that comes with the magazine. Guitar Player Magazine’s head editor Michael Molenda has even said some very complimentary things about Ronny's playing in the magazine.
Ronny has been a fixture at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) shows for over a decade. Ronny headlined the NAMM Kickoff event in 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center and is performing on the main stage twice at the 2013 Winter NAMM show. Ronny plays all over the world and did a great tour of Japan in 2010 and then played the Head Banger’s Open Air Festival in Germany in the summer of 2012. There are already plans to return to Germany in early 2013. Some of the events he regularly plays throughout the U.S. include several NASCAR Race events ( The NASCAR fans love him!) , The Long Beach Grand Prix, The LA Marathon, LA County Fair and the San Diego Fair just to name a few. It’s no mystery that he is regularly featured in ad campaigns and catalogs for his many sponsors and also consults with them on new equipment designs.
His music sells and gets air play all over the world and his new single Inertia was world premiered on KNAC radio with Ronny live at the radio station’s studios in November 2012. The full length CD of the same name will be released in January 2013. Ronny’s music has been used by several TV shows and small movies and was licensed by MTV to use on their reality shows including “The Real World". He’s also a very popular radio guest and has appeared on radio shows all around the globe. Ronny is a firm believer in using his music to help others and regularly plays charity events such as the Special Olympics Summer Games (for which he just performed for the 12th consecutive year), Toys for Tots, Support The USO, Covenant House, Project Aides Los Angeles, Musicians in Need, Save Lives Animals in Need, Veterans in Need, the Norwalk Unified School District (to benefit both their music and sports programs) , the Cancer Society, Tsunami Relief and the Haiti Quake victims among others. Ronny recorded two brand new songs in late 2012 to contribute to the Eonian Records Hurricane Sandy benefit CD. All proceeds will go to benefit the victims of the hurricane. He is also a very popular clinician and regularly does clinics and performs at trade shows throughout America for his sponsors. He even squeezes in a few recording sessions when time permits and has played on several high profile artist’s platinum projects.
With all of this exposure, Ronny has been a popular guest on radio shows all over the world .He has also shot appearances for TV on Tru TV’s reality show “All Worked Up”, The Ed Roman Guitar King reality show in Vegas, Flash Rock Live, The Brenda Carey Show (for which he also wrote the show’s theme song). Ronny has become a popular celebrity judge for many guitar competitions including Guitar Center’s King of the Blues and Sam Ash’s Steve Vai’s Best in Shred Competitions and was a featured speaker at the 2011 Sponsor Success Summit Event. On that note, he has written several music columns in various music publications through out the years, and currently he writes a music column called Planet Guitar for the Live to Play website. Definitely check out Ronny and see what all the excitement is about. He's tomorrow's guitar hero today……