David Ramirez & The Cartel Play Tonight at Antone’s With Cowboy & Indian and Holy Fiction
I’ve mentioned before that David Ramirez had been an undiscovered treasure, quite literally catching many people off guard when he emerged onto the local scene.
The songwriter, originally from Houston, has been writing and performing over a span of more than ten years, and until recently, his music was regarded as one of the best-kept secrets of modern Americana. After working his way through Nashville and Birmingham, weathering the frustrations and disappointments of a struggling artist, he decided refocus his energy and move to Austin. Now, fans can’t stop raving about his live performances. Accolades keep pouring in from critics and peers, including high praises from Nashville-based duo The Civil Wars, who describe his work as “soulful, stirring and heartbreaking.” Austin-based songwriter Jaimee Harris, who’s performed with Ramirez on several occasions, also has endless compliments for his talent.
You need to experience it for yourself. David Ramirez plays with his band The Cartel tonight at Antone’s, 213 W. 5th St. Once again, this happens to be a winning triple bill that features performances by Cowboy and Indian, and Austin rock/pop quintet by way of Houston Holy Fiction. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Get there early to see them all. Recommended.