Ron Hynes

2011 Artist Profiles, 2011 Deep Roots Music Festival

Sponsored by Harwood House (Festival Builder)

Ron Hynes
Ron Hynes

Ron Hynes is best known for writing the all-time classic “Sonny’s Dream” and is often referred to as the “the man of a thousand songs”.

Ron has won six East Coast Music Awards, a Genie Award, and has been nominated for JUNO, CCMA and Canadian Folk Music awards. He holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University for his contribution to the cultural life of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador, and is the recent recipient of the SOCAN National Achievement Award.

Deep Roots is thrilled to welcome Ron Hynes and will also be screening William D. MacGillivray’s “The Man of a Thousand Songs” – a documentary that follows Hynes on a darkly humorous, profound, and engaging journey of self-exploration. The movie premiered to sold out houses at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and includes powerful performances recorded live especially for this film.

Some would argue that Ron’s latest CD “Stealing Genius” is a misnomer. Stealing genius is not necessary for Mr. Hynes – he already has more than his share!

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