Who’s Ron Hynes when he’s at home?
Ron Hynes is one of Newfoundland’s most beloved performers, a 40 year veteran of the music industry, and a man who’s stared his demons down.
The recent documentary The Man of a Thousand Songs features Hynes telling his own difficult story —in three different narrative voices, representing the divergent aspects of the person, the persona, and the myth.
When Ron’s management asked if we could accommodate him on The Woodshed Sessions, we were thrilled: the author of “St. John’s Waltz” and “Sonny’s Dream“, among hundreds of others, he is one of Canada’s acknowledged masters of song. And the new directions he’s taken with his latest album, Stealing Genius, intrigued us.
But we couldn’t help wondering who would show up for the interview.
Who is Ron Hynes when he’s at home? That’s what we wanted to know in The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 14
Full performances of “Sawchuk”, “I Love You More Than God” and “House” follow, along with the complete, unedited interview.