David Ramirez 4.14.16

Ramirez has managed to stand apart from the noise of other storytelling singer-songwriters, developing a fiercely loyal following of fans who are drawn to his intimately personal songwriting. Although the life of the traveling songwriter may seem romantic, Ramirez, who until recently toured completely by himself – devoid of a band, manager, or anyone else for company – has learned a lot from being isolated. “When you travel around alone for months at a time, the world revolves around you. There’s no one else in the equation. Everything was just about me. It’s a selfish way of living. And I’m ready to move on from that.”

It’s taken three years since that realization, but Ramirez is taking strides towards that personal growth both as a musician and as a man with his latest album, FABLES, released last summer. FABLES is a sparse, poignant set of songs crafted around Ramirez’ starkly beautiful baritone and his knack for writing “dark, wrenching tales that are immediately identifiable to those who’ve loved and lost,” and “brutally honest” lyrics that are “almost alarmingly descriptive.”

David Ramirez plays the Old Settlers Music Festival this Saturday at 4:40pm on the Bluebonnet Stage

-Jack Anderson

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