ABOUT THE ARTIST RON MUGA
Bio to present
Ron Muga is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and most of all, an open musician. Throughout the course of Ron Muga's musical career, NoCountry Project (Ron Muga) has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues, making dozens of appearances, all the while recording new music, NoCountry Project (Ron Muga) has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, serving as both inspiration and role model.
From a sea boiling with the schizophrenic rip tides of musicians like The Beatles, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, The Strokes and The Flying Burrito Brothers, the acclaimed NoCountry emerged onto the shores of musical evolution with the steadfast intention of gleaning the soul using the fantastic enterprises of the flesh, to "get inside the ear of the wandering eye." Sticking his finger in pies in cities and shady hamlets across the country, Ron Muga, the hub of the Noco wheel, has pushed and pulled, torn and twisted, caressed and deconstructed, just about every musical genre that can claim ancestral lineage to American Roots. As a full-time moonlighter in New York in his early twenties, Muga assumed the varying duties of guitar, drums, bass, mandolin, lead vocals, harmonica, and engineer in more bands, configurations and Rube Goldberg inventions than can be named. Most prominently, perhaps, was the bluegrass/alt-country/rock outfit, Northern Comfort, which he co-founded in New Jersey with Ed Rainey. After ongoing differences and directions of the band Muga stayed the course, a course that eventually led him to the mountains of Colorado where he found the spice of jam/experimental/blues rock to add to the aural concoction. It was in Colorado in the early 2000's where his collaboration with lyricist (and indie filmmaker) Joseph Christiana took hold. The duo dubbed the experimental project The Prosthetic Head Shop. Armed with a view of the majestic Colorado Peaks, a warm four-track recorder, and Muga's and Christiana's celestial/literary/emotional/sometimes abstract word combinations, Muga obsessively churned out song after song (playing all instruments on the recordings). Some of those Colorado gem remain in the NoCountry repertoire to this day, almost twenty years later. The gleeful sun of San Diego was the natural next step in the Muga Westward Progression. Among the beaches, cafes,taco shops, and zen trickster hipster hippies of the incomparable Ocean Beach, Muga hosted a rotating cast of Prosthetic characters (Tim Hines), while simultaneously contributing to the San Diego musical phenom The Bad Apples, a hipster garage-rock band that shook the foundations of such legendary clubs as The Casbah and The Kensington. All the while, Muga was busy building an impressive body of songs, now incorporating acoustic-folk into his aesthetic sphere. He recorded his first bonafide NoCo album at the renowned indie-label Earthling Studios in 2005 with the brilliant Mike Kamoo producing. Though the release lacked proper promotion and personal demons, Muga enjoyed a burgeoning following and performed regularly in local clubs including the lauded Winston's in OB,The Kensington Club,The Knitting Factory L.A,The Casbah,The Cavern and many others through out the west coast. All roads lead home eventually and Muga is currently back in the northeast. He's hidden somewhere on the dirty streets of New York, like a madman, recording a new collection of brand spanking new tunes. As of 2023 Ron will be releasing new songs in the spring with producer John Epperly at Metropolitan Sounds in Brooklyn NY. Other then performing twice a month at the legendary music venue Skinny Dennis, Ron is looking foward to releasing over 12 songs in batches and possibly some release shows will follow. Look out for the new song Lizzy which will be the first of many this year.
NEW COUNTRY NEWS
RON MUGA WITH LOW ROLLER
COMING JUNE 25TH IN STORES EVERYWHERE
May 24th 2023
The release of 10 songs will debut on June 25th! The No/Country road continues featuring Low Roller this time with Ron Muga. A Dance with Lizzy was a thrill to see live and still is thru out the bars and venues in NYC, that have country Americana music of course. Catch the release of 10 new songs which will start June 25th and until the end of the year. you won't regret it. JM