12 QUESTIONS WITH BO RAMSEY

Can you give us a brief history of your playing career?
I started playing professionally in 1974 and I’m still touring. I had bands for a number of years. I have toured mainly with Greg Brown, Lucinda Williams and Pieta Brown.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Blues music, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and my Dad.

What was your first electric guitar?
Magnatone.

What are your top 5 favorite records?
Little Walter “Confessin’ the Blues”, McKinley Morganfield AKA/Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson “Best of”, Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”, Bob Dylan “Time Out of Mind”. (tuff question)

What was the proudest moment and/or performance of your playing career?
Spending a day playing songs with Bob Dylan and his band.

How did you hear about Reverend?
Saw a few in guitar stores, got a good vibe, then did some research.

What Reverend guitars are you using?
Flatroc.

What do you like about your Reverend guitars?
Solid and sounds good.

What amps and pedals do you currently use?
Fender Tweed Pro and Tweed Deluxe. Maxon analog delay, Fulltone Fulldrive, Fulltone Supa-Trem.

Do you have any unusual hobbies, skills, or pastimes you’d like to share with us?
I’m not tellin’.

Do you have any advice for up and coming players?
Play from your heart and soul and keep the faith.

Please tell us about any of your current projects, tours, cds, etc. we should know about:
I’ve been touring with Greg Brown and Pieta Brown. I released a record called “Stranger Blues” (www.boramsey.com), i produced a record for “The Pines” called “Sparrows in the Bell” due out June 12 on Redhouse Records. I coproduced a record for Pieta Brown called “Remember the Sun” coming out in June on “One Little Indian” (UK) and will be released in the states this coming fall. Also, co-produced a record for Greg Brown called “The Evening Call” available now on Redhouse Records.