Tin Luck: The Original Press Release

Tin Luck: The Original Press Release

Sometimes, the best way to listen to the lessons of history is to listen to history itself. Thanks to Jack Feschler at Waxidermy, we don’t have to wonder about the mood surrounding the release of Ron Cornelius’ first, and only, solo album, Tin Luck....
Live at San Quentin: Ron Cornelius and the Power of Our Choices

Live at San Quentin: Ron Cornelius and the Power of Our Choices

When Ron Cornelius went with Johnny Cash for his Live at San Quentin show, it wasn’t his first time inside. His experience perfectly illustrates the power of our choices to shape our paths. Live at San Quentin vs Live at San Quentin English is a funny language,...
Changing Trends in Nashville: The Long Hairs Arrive

Changing Trends in Nashville: The Long Hairs Arrive

As a young musician in the late ’60’s, Ron Cornelius knew that San Francisco was the place to be. He recorded in the famous Francis Ford Copolla owned building at the corner of Columbus and Kearny and considered it a home away from home. When his new...
History of the Wah Wah Pedal: You Can’t Be Right All of the Time

History of the Wah Wah Pedal: You Can’t Be Right All of the Time

Before it was The Guitar Behind Dylan and Cohen, Ron Cornelius’ Gretsch Country Gentleman was the guitar behind Chevrolet’s 1966 Commercial of the Year. Maybe that doesn’t sound as glamorous, but for many young musicians, commercials are a great way...
Handmade Guitar Project: One of a Kind, Every Time

Handmade Guitar Project: One of a Kind, Every Time

In his new book, The Guitar Behind Dylan and Cohen, we learn that the only guitar in Ron’s collection is a handmade, 1959 Gretsch Country Gentleman. Handmade guitars haveĀ gained renewed interest, even among the younger generation, as this handmade guitar project...
Where Determination Can Take You

Where Determination Can Take You

When Ron Cornelius was young, he fell in love with music. His first instrument was a clarinet. Not exactly what you’d expect from a musical legend, is it? But his musical story didn’t end there. Instead it’s become one of the best examples of where...