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Ron Neilson & John Bellar


Genres: Acoustic / Soul

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

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Acoustic Weissenborn and resonator guitar virtuoso instrumentalists who perform lush-sounding original music thats good for the soul.

Acoustic Guitar Duets

John Bellars and Ron Neilsons wholly-unique combination of beautiful sounding lap-style acoustic guitars as well as the blend of their complementary playing styles creates extremely sensitive, sonorous and evocative music, melodies that are intended to touch hearts and evoke nearly boundless imagery. Both virtuoso musicians compose lyrical tunes that blend their writing and playing talents to create a unique sound that is sensuous, soothing and unlike any other guitar music youve ever heard.

Throughout their careers they have been ahead of instrumental trends and today, they remain ahead of their time. John and Ron create exquisite music that causes listeners to find a mellow place in their own hearts and to appreciate the distinctive sound that can only be produced by lifelong musicians who listen to their own hearts and the heart of the world around them.

John is a gifted, lifetime player of and composer for the resonator guitar. In addition to becoming Americas National Resonator Guitar Champion in the Fall of 2005, he was also a featured musician on The Masters of Steel Guitar, a prestigious international performance tour.

Rons musical background is in guitar composition and performance. For nearly twenty years, he has played and composed exclusively for the Weissenborn-style, Hawaiian acoustic guitar. Like John, he has also been a studio musician and stage performer.

Both musicians met in the winners circle at Tennessees first resonator guitar championship in 2005 and subsequently found their heart and soul in musical collaboration. After combining and arranging their large repertoire of original music, they were destined to record and perform todays new acoustic guitar sound.

Their debut album, Two Guitars, One Heart, was recorded at Lava Tracks Studio in Wiamea, Hawaii.


  • Bruce Scotland said:
    No comments on this blog??? Good heavens. These two fellows are among the finest musicians I have heard in the last 35 years . . . and I have heard so very many. Having "grown up" with the Kottke, Peter Lang, Fahey tradition in my very late teens in the early 70's, and shortly thereafter, living in Hawaii, being fortunate to frequent the "Territorial Tavern" on Oahu, listen to the very young puppies, Keola and Kapono Beamer play slack key like something I had never heard before (there followed an entire movement). Well these fellows have fused so many threads of so many great musics all together. I am actually floored. I keep playing the song "upbringing" which is of course so very easy love, in its pure simplicity or is it its subtle complexity or is it . . .? Wow. I am spreading the word. Bruce from Napa Valley, California Jun 29

Two Guitars One Heart

Nov 30, 1999