/ Seattle, WA
Seattle’s Lydia Ramsey is a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and has been praised for the almost vintage quality of her voice. Her songs convey both the wildness and free nature of traditional folk music and feature melodic fingerpicked-guitar backing up her beautiful voice. She has recently released her first full length LP entitled, Bandita.
“This album is brilliantly constructed with tons of folk, Americana and southern country influences that meld seamlessly into a storyteller’s musical odyssey.” Aaron Mannari, Lemonade Magazine
“The haunting vocals and melodies make this album a must own record.” Earle Dutton, Equality 365
The album’s first single, “Ghosts”, is a wonderfully southern-inspired folk tune that showcases Lydia’s natural fingerpicking guitar ability, her banjo playing and her lovely vocal harmonies. “Ghosts” debuted on NPR’s First Watch. See it here: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/12/505355063/first-watch-lydia-ramsey-ghosts
“Show Me The Stars” and “Shake Me” from Bandita were featured in KEXP’s Song of the Day and Music That Matters Podcasts. Bandita has ranked in the top 5 of their Americana charts for 6 weeks in the row. http://blog.kexp.org/2017/03/24/song-of-the-day-lydia-ramsey-show-me-the-stars/
Lydia was raised in a house filled with instruments, from guitars and mandolins, to clarinets and accordions. With an upbringing rooted deeply in musical discovery and invention, her earliest inspirations came from her exploration on the piano, through the music of Chopin, Bill Evans, Debussy and Bach. When she began playing guitar, she drew inspiration from traditional folk artists. These influences shaped the foundation of her songwriting, combining the melodies of classical and jazz composers, with the storytelling and harmonies rooted in folk music.
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