CEG Presents is thrilled to present Hawaii based Ron Artis II & The Truth to perform live at Arlene’s Grocery on Thursday, July 5th between his Northeast venue stops with G. Love, whom speaks of Ron Artis II as “The next big thing!”
Take a look for yourself at what the next big thing is all about with this video of Ron Artis II & The Truth – The Truth – Slab Sessions at Pickathon
Ron moved to Oahu, Hawaii with his family when he was only four years old. And what a prodigious family it is! He is one of eleven total children, all of whom grew up immersed in a creative and religious household led by his musically gifted parents. While developing his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, Ron quickly took to piano and guitar as his main modes of expression. His mastery of both—in addition to numerous other instruments—quickly made evident that he was special. As he got older and played more around Oahu, others quickly recognized his gifts as well. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and many others recognized the incredible talent that was taking root on their isolated island paradise. Ron has gone on to play with all of them and more across Hawaii’s most prestigious venues with his own band that he put together (featuring brother Stevon on drums) aptly called, “The Truth.”
Those opportunities led to more exposure to artists from the mainland who, while they were touring the islands, all immediately recognized the unique talent they were witnessing. Booker T. Jones, Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and G Love all invited (and in some cases demanded) Ron to collaborate and encouraged him to share his music with the broader world. With a full schedule of festivals booked across North America in Summer 2018 and a Fall itinerary that is quickly filling it, it is becoming readily apparent that the rest of the world will be finding out soon enough about this incredible talent from the remote island in the middle of the Pacific. So get ready for the tidal wave of heart and soul music that is Ron Artis II & The Truth as they come to New York City!
Ron Artis II & The Truth
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
Thursday, July 5, 2018
7:00 PM Doors 7:30 PM Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2JQw5tW