Independent - United States
OverviewRecognized for his "exhaustively innovative drumming" (NYTimes), for performances that leave "a lasting impression of his talent and his particular approach to music" (Drums Etc.), and for a "virtuosity that touches great depth, eliciting that special emotion from his listeners well beyond the mere consideration of his technical wizardry" (Batteur Magazine, France), Ron Thaler continues to blaze trails around the world.
Ron’s career spans a wide range of styles and disciplines. He has worked with many of the world’s finest artists including Al DiMeola, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock, Taj Mahal, Simaku, Dweezil Zappa, Ellie Lawson, Sarah McLachlan, Jazzed & Confused: The Led Zep Project, Sophie B. Hawkins, Taylor Dayne, Rufus Reid, Will Lee, Ray Anderson, Frank Gambale, Chuck Loeb, Mark Egan, Jimmy Earl and Jon Hammond.
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Ron was a first-call session and touring drummer before moving to New York in 1993 and quickly becoming a fixture in the city's hectic music scene. Ron took on the chores of bandleader when he formed the True Story Band (TSB) in 1994, and toured the group throughout Europe, Canada, and the USA. Ron's compositions are showcased on the band's two releases, "...Works" (TP/City) and "Grain" (EFA/JVC).
You can see interviews with Ron in Modern Drummer Magazine, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Talking Drums, Toronto Star, New York Times, CBC TV, MTV, MuchMusic Pulse Magazine, Canadian Musician, Drums etc. ('97, ‘04), Sabian NewsBeat, France's Batteur Magazine ('95 & '98) and in Australia's DrumScene (Mar. '03, Sept '03).