We all have that person in our lives who exemplifies the work we do. For me, one of them is Bo Ramsey. Bo is a guitarist and producer. Bo is a bluesman. Bo is sincere, honest, and musically pure. He is tone, he is style, he is taste, he is skill, he’s a man of few notes and fewer words … Bo is music and mystery.
The moment I shared a stage with Bo back in 2008 I became a fan. He makes everything all right when he performs. He makes the most sense on the stage. It is where he belongs and where the context is fully realized. I had the opportunity to record with Bo a record called Red-winged Blackbird Man back in 2012. In that time I had a few lessons I believed in reinforced and expounded on: 1. Silence is an instrument if you want it to be. 2. Less words fall heavier than many. 3. Never sacrifice the root heart of the idea for the hearts of the many. Bo exemplifies these principles, and I have benefited from them tremendously.
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