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Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Saint John's Folk Art Council, Ron Hynes is the 'man of a thousand songs' whose career spanning over 35 years has produced hits such as "Sonny's Dreams" and "Godspeed." Hailing from Newfoundland, Hynes is one of the country's most successful troubadours who can be caught live as he comes to your nearest venue by getting the Ron Hynes tickets in advance. Best known for his larger-than-life compositions and poignant tunes that have been recorded and covered by more than hundred artists from time and again, Hynes is a folksinger and songwriter who tours regularly across Canada and abroad extensively.
Active since early seventies, Ron Hynes started his musical career from songwriting and released his debut studio album "Discovery" in 1972 on World Records. In 1976, he wrote his first breakthrough song "Sonny's Dream" while he was with The Mummers Troupe on a Canadian theatre tour. First released in 1981 on "Living in a Fog," the song was released again in 1990 and became one of the most sung and recorded folk classics that has been covered by Christy Moore, Hamish Imlach, Great Big Sea, Stan Rogers and many more. In 2005 the song was ranked as the 41st greatest song on the 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version by CBC Radio One.
In 1978, Haynes founded The Wonderful Grand Band along with Glenn Simons, Ian Perry and many more. It was a Canadian six-piece performing group which became one of the most popular music and comedy acts of Newfoundland and has released a total of seven solo albums, two of which "The Wonderful Grand Band" and "Living in a Fog" were recorded with Hynes who stayed with the band till 1983. Hynes reunited with the band once for a live performance in 1997. After leaving the band, he started working on his albums and released his second solo record "Small Fry: The Ron Hynes Album for Children" independently in 1987.
After a six year long break of no release, Hynes recorded two albums for EMI records. There were "Cryer's Paradise" in 1993 and "Face to the Gale" in 1997 when "11:11 - Newfoundland Women Sing Songs by Ron and Connie Hynes" was also released independently. This was a tribute album consisting of a collection of songs co-written by Haynes and Connie, his ex-wife and one of the best female voices of Newfoundland. Winner of the Best New Album award, "Standing in Line in the Rain" was another of Haynes' independent release which came out in 1998. Following this, another independent album "The Sandcastle Session" was released by him in 2001.
In 2003, his album "Get Back Change" earned Haynes many nominations and awards including two 2004 East Coast Music Awards for Album of the Year and Country Recording of the Year. The album's lead single was "Get Back Change" which also won the SOCAN Song of the Year award. Featuring fourteen songs by Haynes, this album was produced by Paul Mills and included guest performances by Cindy Church, Jenny Whiteleyand Sylvia Tyson. This along with his next two albums "Ron Hynes" in 2006 and "Stealing Genius' in 2010 were released on Borealis records to which he is currently signed.
Haynes also appeared on stage and screen, starring in "The Bard of Prescott Street" and "Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave." He was the lead actor in "A Secret Nation," a 1992 film for which his song "The final Breath" won the Genie Award for Best Song. In 1998 and 1999, most of his time was spent in acting projects, playing roles as diverse as Johnny Shea in "Dooley Gardens," a CBC TV series. Among his other TV and stage appearances include "The Best of CODCO," "The Lost Island Opry" and "The Island Opry Show."
He is the subject of the full-length documentary "Ron Hynes: The Irish Tour" which was aired in 2000 and William MacGillivray's feature film "Man of a Thousand Songs,"which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.Winner of six ECMA Awards and the prestigious SOCAN National Achievement Award in 2008, Haynes is a premiere Canadian touring artist who performs at hundreds of venues worldwide every year. Fans of Hynes can get the Ron Hynes tickets to catch him live on his next performance in their own city.