David Ramirez (musician)

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David Ramirez
Born (1983-08-26) August 26, 1983 (age 39)
Houston, TX
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Musician

David Ramirez is an American Americana singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. Most of Ramirez music contain themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, love, and redemption. He is known for his deep and reverberant baritone voice. In 2020, he was awarded Songwriter of the Year by The Austin Chronicle.

Early life[edit]

David Ramirez was born in Houston, TX August 26, 1983, days after Hurricane Alicia made landfall.[1][2] He dropped out of college to pursue his career in music.[1]


Ramirez has released six full-length albums.

In 2009, he self-released his first full-length album American Soil. In 2012, his second album Apologies was also self-released. The following four albums were released by Thirty Tigers.

The 2015 release of Fables received critical acclaim and was recorded in Seattle, produced by Noah Gundersen.[3][4] In 2017, We're Not Going Anywhere was released, and produced by Sam Kassirer, who recorded the album at his studio in Maine.[5][6] In 2020, My Love is a Hurricane was released and included a wider range of musical styles than his previous albums.[7][8] Later that same year, Ramirez was awarded Songwriter of the Year by The Austin Chronicle.[9]

In 2021, he signed with Red 11 Music, whose roster includes Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings, Old 97's, Jack Ingram and American Aquarium, among others.[10] Later that year he released Backslider, a gospel album.[11][12]


Studio albums

  • American Soil (2009, self-released)
  • Apologies (2012, self-released)
  • Fables (2015, Thirty Tigers)
  • We're Not Going Anywhere (2017, Thirty Tigers)
  • My Love is a Hurricane (2020, Thirty Tigers)
  • Backslider (2021, Sweetworld)


  • Strangetown – EP (2011, self-released)
  • The Rooster – EP (2013, self-released)
  • Rules & Regulations – EP (2022)



  1. ^ a b Schube, Will (July 30, 2020). "On Texas Time: David Ramirez, a Prolific and Heartrending Austin Musician". Texas Monthly. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Hancock, Amanda (September 14, 2021). "One of Austin's favorite musicians, David Ramirez, to share the love in Manitou Springs". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  3. ^ White, Caitlin. "David Ramirez – "Harder To Lie" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Powers, Ann. "Songs We Love: David Ramirez, 'Rock And A Hard Place'". NPR Music. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty. "David Ramirez: We're Not Going Anywhere review – resonant defiance". The Guardian. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Graff, Gary. "David Ramirez Takes on Trump's Wall With 'Stone Age': Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Cober-Lake, Justin. "David Ramirez Storms Into New Ground with 'My Love Is a Hurricane', PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  8. ^ "Unexpected Heartbreak Fuels David Ramirez's Powerful 'My Love Is a Hurricane'". No Depression. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  9. ^ "David Ramirez - Songwriter of the Year - Austin Music Awards - 2020 - Best of the Year - The Austin Chronicle". www.austinchronicle.com. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  10. ^ Hollabaugh, Lorie (December 6, 2021). "Caroline Spence, David Ramirez Sign With Red 11 Music". MusicRow.com. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  11. ^ "Taking a Beat: David Ramirez". EASTside Magazine. February 2, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  12. ^ Gallardo, Laurie (March 20, 2021). "Backslider". KUTX. Retrieved May 26, 2023.