Ronnie King's new solo project "Free of Guilt" is
scheduled for release on Kindred Records May 1, 2010. The first
single "I'd Like To See You" is accompanied by award winning vocalist
Dale Ann Bradley, and is due to be digitally released to radio
in April on AirPlayDirect.
"Free of Guilt," includes eleven original songs
by Ronnie, plus one track "Cigarette Girl" by James Overbee. Studio
musicians include CJ Cain on guitar, Matt De Spain on resonator,
Will Parsons on banjo, James Overbee on harmonica, Daniel Carwile
on fiddle, Scott Lambert on drums, and Owen Reynolds on bass.
Billie Renee Johnson also contributes harmony vocals on one track.
Ronnie recorded and performed with “New River Line” from 2002-
2006, an original bluegrass band he co-founded in Kentucky. It
was during this time in which Ronnie began his songwriting, contributing
many originals to NRL’s first two projects, one of which “My Brother
Paul” earned runner up in the 2007 Chris Austin Songwriting contest
at the annual MerleFest festival in Wilkesboro, NC. Ronnie left
NRL in 2007 to pursue solo interest in other genres such as folk
and rock, devoting his time to a song writing journey in multiple
paths. His songwriting is emotionally intense with socially relevant
material, and ranges from controversial subjects such as poverty,
drug abuse, and politics to memories of home, thoughts of freedom,
love, and social responsibility.