City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Local singer / songwriter Ron McCabe will perform a concert of his original songs at McMillan Library in Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday evening, June 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to his own songs, Ron will perform songs written by family members and several old favorites. This concert is free to the public.
Ron McCabe has written poems and songs for the pleasure of family and friends throughout his adult life. His creative writing expresses his love for the natural world, his devotion to his family, and his sense of the spiritual dimension of life. He recently released his first album I Drift Away, filled with original love songs to family members, a friend now far away, a handsome standard poodle, the Mississippi River, and the mysterious source of love itself.
Ron’s favorite poets are Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, and Wendell Berry. His songs have been influenced by the folk music of the British Isles and by contemporary songwriters such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson, Neil Finn, and L. J. Booth.
Ron has also been influenced by his family’s tradition of writing and performing songs. Ron’s uncle Bob was an accomplished songwriter. His father Bill was a gifted singer and guitarist. His brother Bruce is a professional musician and songwriter who has performed with the Lamont Cranston Band, the Hoopsnakes, and Jonny Lang.
For more information, visit the Library’s website at mcmillanlibrary.org/mccabe or call the Library at 715-422-5136.