Vocalist Ron Keel of the Ron Keel Band joins Jimmy Kay at The Metal Voice. Ron talks about the new album South X South Dakota and how it evolved. Ron also talks about Steeler, KEEL, Iron Horse, Spender Proffer and his shot with Black Sabbath.
RKB’s cover of the Outlaws classic “Ghost Riders In The Sky” (produced by Henry Paul) was the debut single and video when they were known as the “Badlands House Band,” and “Homesick” (originally recorded by Atlanta Rhythm Section) was their 2017 summer single. Both of those recordings are included in the new SxSD collection.
“For 10 years during the 80’s, Hollywood was home,” Keel reflects. “But I was born in Georgia as the son of a construction worker, and Nashville’s where I got my start as a recording artist. My fans as well as my critics all know that I have one foot on either side of the tracks; there’s a common thread here that ties it all together – toughness and twang as Metal and Country collide on sacred southern ground.”