Born Ronald Edward Simurdiak on September 10, 1949, in Phillips, Wisconsin.
Grew up on a dairy farm and working in the woods, graduating high school in 1967.
Bought first pulp truck in 1969 and hauled pulpwood - and agriculture limestone for farmers - until 1980.
Spent next eight years in the Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious order, where he began playing guitar, writing songs, and performing, graduating from St. Louis University in 1985.
Spent parts of three summers in Nashville, TN, working in a halfway house and doing prison work, performing some with the late Anne Romaine, local Nashville singer/activist and recording artist.
Worked as a high school teacher for three years on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota (1985-88), singing and playing at various places, and occasionally on KILI, the reservation radio station near Porcupine, SD.
Returned to Phillips in 1988, buying a skidder and chain saws and starting an independent logging business, which he still runs today.
Co-performed one of his own songs, "Eagle Flight", with Debbie Iron Cloud, to open a benefit concert at the Civic Center in Rapid City, SD. Other performers included John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson. (1989)
Recorded first album entitled "Never Leave Wisconsin Again" in 1995, which included all self composed songs.
Did a weekly Saturday night show for four winters (1993-97) at "The Farm", a winter ski resort in Brantwood, WI.
Performs sparingly in recent years, usually with a local blue grass group called the "Elk River String Band".
Began recording second and current album, entitled "A Part of My Heart", under the name of "Logan Green", in 1999.
Lifelong fan of "Golden Era" country music (40s and early 50s) which greatly influences his style. His favorites include Hank Williams, Carl Smith, Ray Price, Ernest Tubb, and Kitty Wells.
"A PART OF MY HEART" - Logan Green"
with guest appearance by DON HELMS
01 That Old Southbound
02 The Perfect Recipe
03 A Part of My Heart
04 That Boy from Montgomery
05 Dad, How Do You Know There's a Heaven?
06 We're from Wisconsin (and we're damn proud of it)
07 I'll Break Out Again Tonight
08 Otto Won the Lotto
09 You Belong to Me
10 Ramblin' Man
11 Jesus Christ My Lord
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