By Hannah Hardwick
Come out to see David Ramirez with Daniel Gonzales preform at the New Republic Brewery on April 22.
Americana artist David Ramirez has been making a life out of living on the road since 2008. In a world full of singer-songwriters selling their stories, Ramirez has managed to stand out from the crowd, developing a fiercely loyal following of fans who are drawn to his intimately personal songwriting.
“I’ve never been one to really want to lock in a certain “sound”, I think people are always changing and evolving rather than staying the same, or at least we shouldn’t be. I’ve always wanted each record to capture what I feeling or what I was going through.” said Ramirez when he sat down with us to discuss his upcoming tour.
After years on the road touring as an opening act for artists like Noah Gundersen, Shakey Graves, and Joe Pug, Ramirez was excited to finally embark on his own tour.
“It basically started with me selling everything I owned and jumping in my car with my instruments, and I just hit the road. That spiraled into more records. It wasn’t for a couple years that I really even wanted to go out with a band, but at that time I didn’t have the money to do it. I don’t think anyone wakes up with the dream over traveling the world solo, you want to do it with friends and people you love,” said Ramirez.
Now with the recent release of his fourth full-length record, Ramirez has been touring relentlessly yet again–this time with a full band and a packed touring schedule.
“I would like to step away from solely writing alone like I stepped away from touring alone,” Ramirez said. “I want to do more collaborations. That’s the goal and hopefully sometime soon we can get some things rolling. That’s really all I have in mind. I don’t have a sound I’m channeling for the next record. I just know that I want to do it with friends.”
Be sure to see David Ramirez’s show at New Republic Brewing’s Taproom on April 22 at 8:30 and listen to his new record “Fables,” available now! Rescheduled from March 25th. All tickets from that date will be honored for this new date.