Ronney Abramson

Ronney Abramson was born in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-Sur-Seine, and grew up in Montreal.

Her parents, both artists and native Montrealers, had travelled to Paris to pursue their studies, her mother at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and her father as a pupil of renowned French Cubist painter, Fernand Léger.

Ronney began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age, influenced by a diversity of genres of music. Her formal studies in classical guitar added an extra layer of inspiration to her songwriting. Her songs and smooth guitar style form a warm blend of folk, pop and jazzy soul.

Ronney was an integral part of the legendary Montreal folk scene that revolved around the Yellow Door Coffee House. One of her early songs from those days, “Three O’Clock Ride” performed by Penny Lang was released as part of Penny's Borealis Records CD, GATHER HONEY (2001).

Her first album, RONNEY ABRAMSON (1972), was recorded at André Perry's Montreal studio and released on Capitol Records. After her move to Toronto, Ronney went on to record two albums for True North Records, STOWAWAY (1977) and JUKEBOX OF PARIS (1978) and an EP for Duke Street Records (1982).

As a reflection of the success of her music on radio, Ronney is a three-time recipient of P.R.O.CAN’s (now SOCAN) Certificate of Honour, recognizing her “outstanding contribution to Canadian Music” for Your Love Gets Me Around, Never Seem To Get Along Without You and Light Up Your Love.

As co-creator, producer, writer, arranger and performer, she recorded two critically acclaimed children’s albums for A&M Records, the winner of the Juno Award for Best Children's Album, RUGRAT ROCK (1983) and THE RUGRATS ROCK ON (1985).

Ronney's work as lyricist and scriptwriter appears in the TVO/Treehouse co-produced animated television show for pre-schoolers, GRANDPA'S GARDEN (2005).

STOWAWAY, digitally remastered in 2017, is Ronney's first full album to be re-issued and released into the digital realm. Her critically acclaimed JUKEBOX OF PARIS album has been digitally remastered as well and is slated for release in 2019.

Ronney continues to write songs and perform.

In her own words: "Since vinyl is making a comeback, so am I. "

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