Archive for December 6th, 2016

Ronald Lee Ward Jr – It’s Just Music, Vol. II: Music Made Me Who I Am

ronaldwardAs the son of a minister, Ronald Lee Ward Jr. from an early age was blessed with a gift for music. From his first piano recital, it was apparent to see that he was extremely talented. Growing up in the hip hop/new jack swing and those familiar with the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) Go-Go era, a musical foundation was solidified, and thus a musician was born. His sound is a fresh blend of old school and new incorporating elements of Vintage Soul, Gospel,R&B and Jazz. Ron is an extraordinary songwriter, producer, pianist and a talented singer. In high school Ron excelled in ear training, music theory, and voice and harmony structure. Ron played keyboards for his church youth choir and many local Go-Go bands.

In the early 90’s, Ron teamed up with Craig T. Dobson, Frederick Simpson, Troy Hilliard and later Gerald Coates and Antwan “TAO” Simpson (who is currently the newest member of the Platinum selling group Dru Hill) to form theR&B group known as SMUV (Seductive Music Unique Vocals). In 2002, Ron teamed up with Eugene Alexander and Michael Anderson, becoming the third member of the production team Trackstar Productions which later changed to NBB (Nothing But Bangas) productions. NBB was one of the most sought after production teams in the DMV. Currently, Ron is the Minister of Music at his home church.

It’s Just Music, Vol. II: Music Made Me Who I Am is a special series presenting the finest tunes, Ron has performed and produced. Give it a listen at CDBaby.