Rob Ronner began playing guitar after a trip to visit family in western Virginia's bluegrass country at age fourteen. He was enchanted by a room full of people and guitars having loving fun and making crazy, beautiful hillbilly noise and he returned to his hometown of Wilimington, North Carolina with his first acoustic guitar. Rob worked as a sideman with several different rock, jam and jazz bands for the next ten years before he decided to take a crack at singing and songwriting. He hasn't looked back. His most recent project was a progressive rock band with an old soul called "The New Nation". The group received much local acclaim and was featured in radio spots and on regional compilation albums, but Rob disbanded the group in early 2008 after deciding that he wanted to go in a new direction with his songwriting and focus more on being true to his vocal and instrumental strengths. Rob composes in English and Spanish and while having no direct Spanish heritage, he placed third in the Latin category of the Independent Music Awards in 2005 for the Spanish version of a song entitled "Magico Amor". Rob has opened for up and coming acts such as Tishamingo and Eric Lindell, as well as seasoned vets like Joe Bonamassa and late Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Wellnick. Rob has honed his vocal style, his lyricism, his sound and his vibe over twelve years of experimentation and the result is a smooth and funky concoction that in Rob's own words sounds like "An old shoe on new pavement". Rob humbly and happily invites you to hit play and chill out for a while.