Kid Ramos, guitarist
Fabulous Thunderbirds
birth name: David Ramos

Kid Ramos

January 13, 1959, Fulleron, CA

If David ‘Kid’ Ramos had gone into the family business with his mother and step-father, he might be a professional opera singer today; to the eternal thanks of blues fans around the world, Kid Ramos decided to march to a different drummer (who was probably playing a swinging shuffle), and became one of the most exciting, powerful blues guitarists in the business. ~ Delta Groove Productions: Kid Ramos ~ retrieved May 13, 2014 © Delta Groove Productions

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Jeez, I don't know if I ever met the blues, to be honest with you. I think you see things or hear things and you identify with something; I don't know what it is. There's no way to describe it but I heard thaat music and it just did something to me and I went from there. As far as learning about it; I've always been somebody that was inquisitive and read a lot of books when I was a kid, so once I got some records I started reading the liner notes and then Guitar Player magazine or whatever. Somebody would say 'I listened to this or I listened to T-Bone Walker' and I'd go 'T-Bone Walker?!' and start looking for those records. Back when there were records, y'know? I just discovered one thing after another. ~ Kid Ramos ~ Blues In London: Kid Ramos Interview ~ retrieved March 26, 2014 © Blues In London

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

some band info might not apply to Kid Ramos, a member from 1993 through 2002

“If you searched all the roadhouses and border juke joint dives in Texas, chances are you couldn't find a tighter goodtime band. Anyone who argues that good white blues and R&B are getting hard to find has never dipped a needle into the grooves of a Fabulous T-Bird LP.” Since that record review (of What's The Word ) appeared in Guitar Player in 1980, the Fabulous Thunderbirds have released five more albums, each one proving the above statement to be indisputable. ~ Musicianguide: Fabulous Thunderbirds ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Musicianguide

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