Eric Ramsey – 2022 IBC Winner Solo
Among other things, Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist Eric Ramsey is the 2022 Winner of the International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo category and the recipient of the Memphis Cigar Box Guitar award for the Outstanding Solo/Duo Guitarist. Eric is the three-time champion of the Phoenix Blues Society's Blues Showdown and a Finalist in the Telluride Blues Challenge. He’s a past winner of the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition, has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter's Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, filmed for PBS distribution, and has been a featured performer multiple years running at the Dripping Springs (TX) Songwriters Festival.
With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric writes from experience about the human condition - at times sensitive, at times humorous, and always thought-provoking. His arrangements and delivery encompass a spectrum of styles from delicate fingerpicking to raucous, bluesy bottleneck slide.
Eric's live performances are captivating, entertaining, and accessible, and he's a favorite on the Blues and Folk Festival circuits not only for his dynamic performances but for his workshops on slide guitar techniques and tricks.
He lives in the Phoenix area with his long-suffering and patient wife, three kids, dogs of indeterminate pedigree, and can usually be found in the garage, where his family prefer he practice....