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David Ramirez w/ Andrew James
April 19 @ 7:00 pm
We’re Not Going Anywhere: At a historical moment of immense political, social, and ecological uncertainty, those four simple words comprise both a promise and a protest, a comforting reassurance of inclusion as well as a hearty cry of defiance. It’s a statement that offers no small sense of hope, in that sense matching the music contained on the album.
On these vividly imagined and passionately performed songs David Ramirez takes in the world from his unique perspective: “Being half white and half Mexican has made this current political climate especially interesting. So many cultures in this country are being viewed as un-American and it breaks my heart. My family have raised children here, created successful businesses here, and are proud to be a part of this country. Most of what I’ve seen as of late is misplaced fear. I wanted to write about that fear and how, instead of benefiting us, it sends us spiraling out control.”
Andrew James is a singer-songwriter from Houston whose career has already taken him around the world and back. One thing is certain about Andrew: whether playing for large crowds, sitting in for a writers’ round, or jamming unplugged at an intimate house show, he is at home on the stage.
Often a meditation on love and loss, Andrew’s music reflects the diversity of his influences from songwriters of every genre. He’s shared the stage with such greats as Radney Foster, Marc Broussard, Sean McConnell, and Will Hoge. His song, “Broken Now”, has received placements on MTV and beyond. Andrew’s latest album “Shoreline” was released January 13th and can be found now on iTunes and Spotify.