Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ron Weiss – Arrow & Heart

Ron Weiss
Arrow & Heart

He’s best known in Ottawa as a vasectomy doctor, but Ron Weiss’ profile as a musician and singer-songwriter took a giant step forward this year with the release of Arrow & Heart, a fully realized collection of 10 original songs blending diverse musical styles including pop, rhythm-and-blues and folk.

The album opens strongly with “Armageddon” and “You Gotta Hold,” up-tempo pop tunes driven by polished horn arrangements, before slowing down with “I Just Wanted You to Know,” a pretty love ballad.

Other highlights include “You Mean Everything,” another very pretty love ballad, and “Be a Child,” a nostalgic series of childhood memories.

Arrow & Heart is enhanced by 14 other Ottawa-based musicians and singers – among them drummer Jeff Asselin, vocalists Rebecca Noelle and Jeff Rogers, and saxophonist Brian Asselin – who help Weiss bring these songs to life.

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--Mike Regenstreif

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