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Ron Hacker: Bio
Ron Hacker has been on the San Francisco music scene for more than 25 years. And like teeth on a hacksaw's blade, he cuts through the Blues like few others can.
Ron first heard the blues while incarcerated at a juvenile detention center in Indianapolis in the late '50's. The Chicago sounds of Elmore James, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf blaring out of the counselors' radios instantly hooked Ron on this soulful music.

After teaching himself to play guitar, Ron met the late Yank Rachell, famous partner of Sleepy John Estes. Yank trained Ron on the finer points of Delta Blues, and they became life-long friends in the process.

The actor Peter Coyote helped Ron get his first gig in San Francisco at a neighborhood coffee shop. It wasn't long before Ron put together the Hacksaws and was tearing it up in clubs all over the Bay Area.

Since then, Ron has played every major festival in Northern California, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival and the Marin County Blues Festival. Ron has also toured extensively in Europe playing major festivals in Belgium, Holland and Denmark.

Ron has put out four albums which include "No Pretty Songs", "Bar Stool Blues","I Got Tattooed", and "Backdoor Man".