David Ramirez Album Release Shows Friday at The Parish and Saturday at Cactus Cafe
Austin-based songwriter David Ramirez is 29. Yet he’s been making music for more than a decade. There is also a world-weary intensity and genuine emotion in his voice that reveals so much about this old, aching soul. You just…feel it. Been to hell and back. Loved so deeply, only to have his heart delivered to him in barely-remaining shreds. It seemed like a joke to try piecing it back together again. Forget the overly-sensitive whiner. This is the ultimate survivor.
Ramirez is releasing his second full-length, Apologies, with that very heartfelt intensity he’s known for, but applied toward a somewhat different perspective. He describes his new album as less about heartache and more about facing personal struggles and finally reaching a point of hope. It is an intensely personal album, sparse and beautifully composed. You get a rather distinct impression that Ramirez is finally putting something from his past behind him.
Don’t miss out on not just one but two opportunities to see David Ramirez perform live. Ramirez has an album release show, with a full band, Friday night at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St., with Emily Wolfe and Josh Halverson on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Then Ramirez will do a solo release show Saturday night at the Cactus Cafe, 24th St. and Guadalupe in the Texas Union, on the UT campus. Wolfe is also on that bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.
These come highly recommended. And get yourself a copy of that album. Cheers.