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Bio - Eric Ramsey is two time champion of the Phoenix Blues Society's Blues Showdown. He was a semi-finalist at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and a Finalist in the 2017 Telluride Blues Challenge. He’s the recent winner of the Stefan George Memorial (Tucson Folk Festival) Songwriting Competition, and has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter's Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, filmed for PBS distribution.
With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric writes from experience about the human condition - at times sensitive, at times humorous, always thought-provoking. His arrangements and delivery encompass a spectrum of styles, from delicate fingerpicking to raucous, bluesy bottleneck slide.
"It's A Rough World Baby" is his third release, following the acclaimed "Up We Go" in 2016 and 2015's debut "Wills And Won'ts.
Eric's live performances are captivating, entertaining and accessible, and he's a favorite on the Blues and Folk Festival circuits not only for his dynamic performances but for his workshops on slide guitar techniques and tricks.
He lives in the Phoenix area with his long-suffering and patient wife, three kids, four (yes, four, to date) dogs of indeterminate pedigree, and can often be found in the garage, where his family prefer he practice....
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Two Time Winner of Arizona Blues Showdown.
Finalist, Telluride Blues Challenge
Semi-Finalist, International Blues Challenge.
Winner, Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition (Tucson Folk Festival)
Featured Performer at Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, (Austin, TX)
Featured Performer at Tempe Center For The Arts Songwriters' Showcase.
Featured Performer, Phx Blues Blast '17 and Superstition Blues and Brews Festival, 2017 Chandler Jazz Festival