“Ron is a fine songwriter and performer. His voice is robust and musical, and his accompaniment with octave-mandolin and guitar is satisfying.” Steve Gillette 



He is unparalleled as a songwriter, having crafted many unique songs which are truly original, with a knack for both commonplace events and unusual phenomena into memorable songs. One of his songs, “The Songs We Sang Together “ is becoming a world-wide folk Anthem. It has been embraced by various communities of folksingers, as it has wide appeal to anyone who has experienced the joys of sharing music with friends.” Bob Jordan 

“He’s been a quiet backbone of the local folk scene as a performer, a WCUW deejay and open mics and coffeehouses. Newcomers to folk sometimes have a hard time grasping traditional music’s value, but when it’s performed with Carlson’s liveliness and passion, if you’ve got any sense of love for a good song or tune, you can’t help but be pulled in.” Brian Goslow 

“Ron’s an excellent musician, singer and songwriter. At a Saint Patrick’s Day parade or the stage at Mechanics Hall, he’s always the same; confident, reliable, and really good.” Chuck Demers 

Out in the wild


What to expect NERF is taking over Harvest and Hearth this year for Chapel Apple house and we couldn't be more excited about it!! Please join us in welcoming Heather Aubrey Lloyd, (with talented opener and local favorite Ron Carlson) in the garden at Chapel Apple! This is our third year hosting this beloved fall series, and we can't wait to support these artists from near and far! ~NNUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN~N~NNNNA Every CAH concert comes complete with a full menu (buffet style), local wine and beer, and a musical experience unlike any other. We also have an open jam between acts for those in attendance who blav!