MIKE RAMSEY & THE 5 ENSEMBLE
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00
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After all the doors opened from putting out his first EP "Between A View Of The Moon", 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 without 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 Allen Isokov). 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"
Start Time: 8:00
John Burnette is a Singer/Songwriter and guitarist from Little Rock, Arkansas whose style combines the lyric driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy tinged glasses of a millennial in the South.
John grew up in the music community of Mtn. View, Arkansas, a “folk music capital of the world.” As a teenagerhe began playing regionally as a guitar player for bands from Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. He attended University on an Music/Academic Scholarship and graduated with a degree in Music and minor in Entrepreneurship.
The unexpected death of his father between college and graduate school led him to start writing, which eventually lent itself to songwriting and culminated in 11 songs that would go on to become his eponymous debut album.
John Burnette is a collection of songs highlighting the push and pull between a hopeful comfort and an observational nod to the day to day challenges of a continuously changing world. The narrative of the album is served by the often genre hopping arrangements and made cohesive by the warm sultry but familiar vocals. Layered marrow deep in emotion and perspective, it’s altogether listenable, rewarding the audience for knowing but not punishing them for not.