MIKE RAMSEY – EP Release Party – Tickets – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC – May 26th, 2018

MIKE RAMSEY - EP Release Party

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

MIKE RAMSEY - EP Release Party

Aaron Burdett, Emily Sage

Sat 5/26

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

$12 adv/$17 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

Schedule:
8:00 Emily Sage
8:30 Aaron Burdett
9:30 MIKE RAMSEY

 

MIKE RAMSEY
MIKE RAMSEY
Even after all the doors opened from putting out his first EP "Between a View of the Name", from playing many of the stages in the region to opening for touring artist like Donna the Buffalo and Hiss Golden Messenger, Mike Ramsey still didn't feel like he had found his voice as a songwriter. Spending more time listening to the great songwriters and writing with out the guitar in his hands, Ramsey wrote a series of "May Morning Poems" focusing on lyrics. Through these poems, he found the start of his next project.

Now armed with a new batch of songs, Ramsey hopes to not only "Justify the songs he's sung," but prove he can call himself a songwriter. The new EP "Colorado" was recorded at Old House Studios and mixed by Jamie Mefford (Nathaniel Rateliff/Gregory Alan Isakov). This recording is the result of not only a maturing songwriter but maybe a maturing individual.

"These songs found me in the happiest time of my life, but still with the feeling there's more out there, more to accomplish" Ramsey said, "I think that's the perfect place for me as a writer, Hopefully that comes through"
Aaron Burdett
Aaron Burdett
“A lot of great male voices have come from North Carolina including Eric Church, James Taylor, Randy Travis and Don Williams...Aaron Burdett has proven this his name needs to added to that list.” –Rick Amburgey, No Depression

“The more I listen, the more I like this music.” –Larry Stephens, The Lonesome Road Review

“Well-crafted original songwriting… a bit acoustic, a bit electric, and a bit early New Grass Revival.”–Casey Driessen (Béla Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle)

“One of our favorite regional singer-songwriters.” —Martin Anderson, Program Director, WNCW, Spindale, NC

“His sense of melody and depth of lyrics is the perfect combination. His trajectory will be comparable to Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee when people start to take notice. It will be exciting to watch.” — Brian Swenk (Big Daddy Love), The Mountain Times

Creating music isn’t a means to an end, it is an end with a meaning for Aaron Burdett. Writing and creating songs is rooted somewhere deep in his psyche; it’s something that can’t be denied and must be shared. His lyrics are soul-touching, intelligent, witty, and poetic all at once, while his music style is a seamless blend of Americana, country, blues, bluegrass, and folk-rock that cohesively creates a story.

Aaron is listed as one of the top 10 most important musicians of western North Carolina by WNC Magazine, alongside such greats as Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Avett Brothers. He has also receivedcritical acclaim as a songwriter, winning Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012 with “Going Home to Carolina.” Aaron’s song “Magpie” won third place bluegrass song in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2013. Over the years Aaron has been a finalist in numerous other songwriting competitions, including The Mountain Stage Songwriting Contest, The NC Songwriter’s Cooperative Songwriting Contest, and the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest.

Aaron’s writing is as prolific and genuine as the man. He grew up the oldest of three boys in the fairly isolated small town in Saluda, NC, where the Blue Ridge meets the Smoky Mountains. When Aaron was about 10 years old he was introduced to the music of Cat Stevens, the first of many musical influences that include the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, and David Grier.

During his teen years, Aaron found his tenor voice in a choral setting and, performed in musical theater. In 1992 he went to the prestigious Governor’s School of North Carolina for choral music. In his 20s, he played extensively in Boone, NC and owned a music store that sold instruments and offered lessons.

No stranger to hard work, Aaron’s sense of adventure took him across the country working on various types of farms and ranches. While many mainstream country singers pay lip-service to the blue-collar working world, Aaron’s songs come from his life experiences.

After seeing a lot of his friends and musical colleagues struggle to be full-time musicians, sometimes at the cost of their marriages and family lives, Aaron moved back to his hometown and decided to go another route. He started a construction business, built a home for himself and his wife, and started a family, all while continuing to write songs and playing music, recording an album every year or two. In2013, Aaron decided to pursue music full time, so fast forward to 2017, and his distinctive clear voice has carried his dream into a successful career. Aaron’s songs effortlessly transition from solo performance to full band, with equal emotional impact on audiences.

Aaron has 7 albums, Refuge (2017 on Organic Records), Tinderbox (2015 on Organic records), Fruits of My Labor (2014 on Organic Records), Breathing Underwater (2012), Stand Up Eight (2010), Resolve (2008) , and The Weight of Words (2005).

Vocals, Guitar / Aaron Burdett
Lap Steel / Jackson Dulaney
Bass / Jeff Hinkle
Drums / James Kylen
Emily Sage
Emily Sage
Emily Sage is a Nashville based singer/songwriter who moved from Portugal in 2012 to study Songwriting at Belmont University. Emily's most recent album can be best described as a collection of Cinematic-Jazz lullabies. Through her lyrics and romantic melodies, Emily Sage seeks to capture the beauty expressed in the people and world around her.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/

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