Set to play his entire musical catalog, four full-lengths and two EPs spanning a decade, in chronological order in pairs over a period of three nights, beloved Texas based Americana singer-songwriter David Ramirez will host his special trio of intimate shows May 29, 30, & 31 at The High Watt, performing American Soil and Strangetown the first evening, Apologies and The Rooster night two, and Fables and We’re Not Going Anywhere the final evening. What’s sure to be a true treat for longtime fans (or fans of a particular period of his work), and a great crash course for newcomers, tickets to all three shows are still available while they last here (5/29), here (5/30), and here (5/31). Read on for more about the shows!
Raised in Houston, Texas, Americana leaning singer-songwriter David Ramirez didn’t even discover he could sing until his teens, and didn’t gravitate towards the Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan influenced folky, rootsy rock sound that characterized his early work until his time in college in Dallas, initially trying his hand at performing in bands and forging early releases that would shape his eventual solo career. After an early stint in Nashville just over a decade ago, Ramirez ultimately settled in Austin, Texas, where he’s maintained a home base, kicking off an incredibly DIY early career with his debut LP, American Soil, in 2009, followed by his Strangetown EP two years later. Largely without a team, and, in the early days, without even a permanent band, David managed to attract an organic cult following and initial critical acclaim, praised for his raw, earnest, emotional, and sensitive songwriting style and honed knack for nuanced songwriting, making him part of an exciting wave of indie folk contemporaries in recent years like Noah Gundersen, The Lone Bellow, and Gregory Alan Isakov. With 2012 sophomore LP Apologies and 2o13 EP The Rooster, Ramirez’s following continued to grow, as did his critical attention, attracting formal recognition from the Americana establishment and scoring spots at increasingly larger tours and events, all the while remaining an incredibly independent and self-sufficient performer. With breakthrough 2015 album Fables, the best distillation of David’s early sound, he finally opted to ink a deal with tastemaking label Thirty Tigers, who also released his 2017 followup, We’re Not Going Anywhere, an ’80s inspired, synthy, and adventurous attempt to buck the Americana label he’s never been fully comfortable with in the first place, and a scathing commentary on the sad state of America under our current political climate. All along the way, Ramirez has proven to be an incredibly dynamic and eclectic talent, able to craft resonant and heartfelt songs which are brought to life even more by his fantastic, personal, and engaging live show. A must-see singer-songwriting with earnest, widespread appeal, whether you’ve not yet had a chance to see David throughout his decade-long rise, or you’re a fan wanting to catch your favorite release presented in full, these shows are an intimate and unique way to experience his incredible talent.
David Ramirez will perform his entire catalog across three nights at The High Watt, with American Soil and Strangetown on Wednesday, May 29, Apologies and The Rooster on Thursday, May 30, and Fables and We’re Not Going Anywhere on Friday, May 31. The shows are all 18+, begin at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $17-20 here (5/29), here (5/30), and here (5/31).