(2018/Rip Cat) 8 tracks.
2018 release 'Old School' was made in two days at Big Jon Atkinson’s home studio in Hayward, California. It was recorded live to tape on two tracks using all analogue equipment, vintage microphones, and the brilliant recording techniques of Jon Atkinson.
A lot has happened since the last record, Greasy Kid Stuff in 2001. Since then I've fathered two small boys into young men, beat cancer...lt's been about 17 years. I figured it was about the right time to put a Blues record out. My youngest son Johnny has joined the family business. This is his singing debut on this album and he was only 17 at the time of the recording.
I'm excited to still be playing guitar, happy that people still want to see and hear me, and haven't thrown any rocks at me yet. This album was made in two days at Big Jon Atkinson's home studio in Hayward, California. It was recorded live to tape on two tracks using all analog equipment, vintage microphones, and the brilliant technique of Jon Atkinson's recording.
The album includes the expert playing of Kedar Roy on bass, Marty Dodson on drums, Bob Welsh on piano/organ, Danny Michel on 2nd guitar, the great Johnny Tucker on vocals, and the legendary Kim Wilson performing vocals on one song.
Kid Ramos would like to thank: Linda Ramos, Anthony Ramos, Johnny Ramos, the Lord for His grace and mercy, all the wonderful musicians who played on this record, and a big thanks to Big Jon Atkinson at Bigtone Records. Photographs by • Kim Martin Graphic Design by • Mark Castle
Born on January 13, 1959, in Fullerton, CA, blues-rock guitarist David "Kid" Ramos inherited his love of music from his parents, who were both professional opera singers. When his father grew tired of life on the road, he settled down with his family, buying a gas station in Anaheim.
One day, when Kid was eight, he bought his son an electric guitar and amplifier from a customer passing through. By his teenaged years, Ramos was playing friend's parties and nightclubs on a regular basis, joining harmonica expert James Harman's blues-based band in 1980 (all its members sported sharkskin suits), playing up and down California alongside such punk bands as X, Oingo Boingo, the Blasters, and the Plimsouls.
Kid played with the Harman Band for most of the '80s, until his departure in 1988, and although he filled in as the guitarist for the outfit Roomful of Blues, decided to put his musical career on the backburner to focus on his home life and start a family (for the next several years, Ramos was employed as a water delivery man).