Get down to the Get Down on Saturday, Nov. 19, for the CD release show for “On Golden RonD” — the long-awaited debut CD from one of Asheville’s most sincere and sincerely misunderstood bands.
RonD has been gigging around Asheville for several years now, attracting a loyal following of fans. Their live shows are riotous affairs, raucous and rump shakingly good.for a band whose song lyrics include ruminations on life’s most awkward moments. Frontman [and local filmmaker] Rod Murphy’s songs stick in your head long after the last note has faded. A solid rhythm section, harmonies, catchy guitar work and a trombone player of questionable sanity can’t hide the fact that sometimes RonD’s songs are really about finding anonymous love in the woods at a highway rest-area.
In other words, you’ll never have a better time feeling uncomfortable. The band’s fans will confirm: “Sometimes you leave their shows and just want to go home and take a shower — and not because you’re sweaty.”
With influences ranging from The Replacements to Dionne Warwick to Night Ranger (throw in the theme music to the Carolina Furniture Concepts radio spot on top to blend it all together), RonD has carved out a unique niche in the Asheville music scene.