Friday, 20 August 2010

SPOTLIGHT ON Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples

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    Pat Ramsey is an outstanding harmonica virtuoso and blues singer. Backed by a powerhouse trio, this CD is a must for blues fans.
    Album Notes
    Consultant: Duane Waider
    Re-Mastered by W. Michael Lewis at Wombat Music, Calabasas, CA
    Executiive Producers for SnailWorx: Ray Harris & W. Michael Lewis

    Pat Ramsey, from Shreveport, LA started playing harp at age 17. Johnny Winter heard him, and hired Pat to play harp on his album "White Hot and Blue". This led to work with Butch Trucks' band "Trucks" and a local Tallahassee, FL band called "Crosscut Saw" featuring a 17 year old guitar prodigy, Julian Kasper. After touring with a few other bands, Pat with the help of Julian and some local Memphis musicians, produced the CD "It's About Time". The CD received very strong reviews and Pat began touring as Pat Ramsey and The Blues Disciples.
     Pat's stellar performances with The Blues Disciples were recorded live many times. This CD compilation is from their 2004 shows in Key West, FL.
     Pat Ramsey passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 after a long illness. His music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.
     Dave Renson started playing guitar at the age of 10. He has played with many of New Orleans' great musicians and has appeared several times at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He worked as a Blues Disciple from 1997 until Pat's untimely death.
     John Wentzien toured with Pat for several years. He hails from Niota, IL
    and has his own blues band, "The Smokin' Mojo Kings".
     Duane Waider played with Pat for 1 1/2 years and left to start his own group "Mad Love". He lives in L.A. and is currently the drummer and lead vocalist for "ICONS The Band".
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