Ron E. Beck was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. At age nineteen, after reaching
the top of the Omaha music scene, Beck decided to go west along with his twin brother Donnie.
The brothers followed their mentors Buddy Miles, Herbie Rich, and Stemsie Hunter to the West Coast, all of whom had just joined Michael Bloomfield's Electric Flag. Since the 70’s Beck has been an established and welcomed contributor to the Northern California music scene.