From childhood, Ron York was musically inclined, playing piano, performing in recitals, and singing in church and school choirs. He wrote and performed his first original composition in his high school Senior Variety Show. At Belmont University, York continued to write music while studying voice and piano, and working as a part-time music director at church.
When he moved into a full-time retail career and became an award-winning interior designer, York was drawn into fine art. He opened two fine art galleries (www.yorkandfriends.com) and became a successful painter. Even though he had drifted away from performing and writing music, York's artwork would often have a musical theme incorporating his signature black and white piano keys into his paintings.
In 2013, York began to play piano again regularly, and wrote an instrumental piece that his dear friend, Jade Reynolds, named Renderings. Jade mentioned this to her husband, legendary musician, Ron "Snake" Reynolds. At his invitation and with his guidance, they worked together in Reynolds' studio, arranging and recording York's melodies. The result is a lush, emotional, musical landscape called Renderings.
Ron "Snake" Reynolds
Snake Reynolds is a songwriter, musician, record producer and recording engineer with over fifty years experience in the music business. He has engineered over 600 top forty Billboard chart records including sixty number one hits. Reynolds has worked with hundreds of artists including George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Charlie Rich, Earl Thomas Conley, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Elton John, Taj Mahal, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Martin, John Denver, Ray Charles and Elvis Costello. He has been voted "Engineer of the Year" twice, and been given six Golden Reel Awards. Reynolds has nine Grammy citations, and ninety Gold, Platinum and Diamond record awards.