Ron “Blondie Boy” Thaler is credited on more than 450 recordings, his drumming, production, and musical collaborations heard upwards of 43 billion times, with 3 Grammys©, 2 BCMA awards, 2 LAMA awards, a Songwriters Hall Of Fame award, & 11 #1 Billboard© hits. He has worked with Alicia Keys, Sophie B. Hawkins, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson & Hank Williams Jr., David Guetta, John Legend, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sarah McLachlan, Debbie Gibson, Jewel, Anita Prime, 12XPretty, Moev, Darren Hodson & Southern Companion, Dweezil Zappa, Ashlee Simpson, Wyclef Jean, Mercedes Ferrer, Lizzy Mercier, Taylor Dayne, DJ Logic, Hush Hush Noise, Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness, Al DiMeola, Mike Stern, Matt Garrison, Oz Noy, Rick Margitza, Rufus Reid, Donny McCaslin, Hiram Bullock, and on the Capcom gaming franchise “Dead Rising 4”. Ron has released four solo albums, “Works” (OMD Records), “Grain” (EFA/JVC), “Jazzed & Confused” (RTP), and “Elimotion 1” (Amazon). In addition, Ron took to primetime TV where he appeared as an on-camera character on NBC TV’s “Lipstick Jungle” alongside Brooke Shields.

Ron can be found at the Haus Of Owl, at his music production company RTP, music publishing company RTType Music, and music supervision firm Soda Box Music, on international artist development, synchronization, and licensing initiatives with 500 syncs to their credit, most recently for the Qatar 2022 world cup. Ron also enjoys working in immersive 360 sound, benefitting film/tv/gaming/music creation and the future of music distribution through his two spatial sound companies SoundSphere® Immersive and Lysten360®.

Ron has delivered keynotes at SXSW, Sync Summit, Music West, E3, Zebrock, Future Music Forum, SAE, The Sorbonne, Mainz College, Producer’s Conference Tour NZ, and ISE, and performed at The Montreal International Drum Festival, The TUDW Ultimate Drummers Festival, The Vancouver International Drum Festival, The Batteur International Drum Festival, KOSA International Drum Festival, The Victoria International Drum Festival and on Drumeo TV. Ron’s French-language instructional video entitled “Phraseology and Individuality on the Drumset” was voted as one of the “25 All-Time Must Have Drum Videos” in Batteur Magazine’s 2010 readers poll.

Ron has been featured in Modern Drummer, Digital Drummer (Cover), Stuff Magazine, Drums Etc., Batteur Magazine, DrumScene, The New York Times, JazzTimes, L’Est Republicain, All About Jazz, Forbes Magazine, Art of Music, and the Montreal Gazette. Ron is a voting member of the Grammy© Foundation, AFTRA, NARAS, SOCAN, CARAS, CMRRA, and ASCAP. Ron is an endorser of Sabian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Beier, HQ Percussion, Duallist Drumpedals, Rimriser, and CAD Microphones.