Our guest today is David Ramirez, one of the finest Americana singer-songwriters in the scene today. To say he's an active touring musician would be an understatement. The road warrior has covered hundreds of thousands of miles throughout his career, performing solo shows in the U.S. and Europe. The Houston-born singer currently resides in Austin, Texas, where you can catch him this Saturday, (Sept. 17) at the Scoot Inn.
Ramirez has gained an international fan base for his deeply personal songwriting and poignant solo shows. On his 2015 album, Fables, Ramirez began exploring different sonic textures and styles using a live band. Fables was one of the strongest Americana releases of the year, and the follow-up album he's currently working on -- due out sometime in the first half of next year -- seems to take his new sound to greater heights.
Ramirez stopped by to play a couple of his new songs and talk about his musical journey since leaving Houston. He was kind enough to bring by a demo of his new rock-driven song "Stone Age," and he also performed an acoustic version of his new track, "People Call Who They Want to Talk To." They are fantastic songs, so stick around until the end of our chat to hear the recording and David's acoustic performance.
If you're not in Austin this week, you can catch him on tour this fall during his Bootleg Tour 2016. Buy a ticket to the show, and you'll get a free download of the performance.