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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Will Rogers Stage

Modern Stage

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Modern Stage

Ronnie Heart

Ronnie Heart

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017, 3:00pm – Will Rogers Stage
Funk, Electronic, R&B

Ronnie Heart is the moniker of stylish Latin-American r&b/funk singer-songwriter and guitarist Ronnie Gierhart. Heart’s love affair with music and dance started early on through his El Salvadorian/Colombian parents and breakdancing at youth centers and dance companies in his south Houston neighborhood. Upon moving to North Texas in 2002, Heart played guitar for a number of North Texas bands, most notably Neon Indian and Vega. Heart left Neon Indian in 2011 to pursue a solo career. Inspired by artists such as MJ, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, Heart makes music that brings an emphatically positive dance party. Ronnie Heart released his debut EP “you(r) mine” in April 2016 on New Media Recordings to critical acclaim. Fort Worth Weekly's Album of the Year, it incorporates r&b, funk, and electronic styles. His positive and high energy shows are always a joyous vibrant experience.

“a sinuous slice of future funk” - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Heart’s sound is thick with grooves...with nostalgic flashes of synth-funk...struts like a street-ready Rick James.” - Flood Magazine

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