Ron Kavana is the son of an Irish father and an American mother from Chicago with Cajun roots, Kavana was born in the County Cork village of Fenmoy.
Performing with a lengthy list of bands, Kavana has blended the musical traditions of the British Isles with blues, country, Cajun, rock and other influences. His collaborations have brought him together with influential musicians from the worlds of British soul, blues, rhythm & blues, rock, Irish folk and folk-rock, and worldbeat music. A talented songwriter, Kavana has written songs exploring history and politcs, as well as drinking, dancing, and playing music. The Village Voice has called him a "hard-hitting, no-nonsense realist".