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"...Today, he holds down the bottom line for Max Baca in Los TexManiacs, one of the best new breed of young Mexican bands. Baca and his band were also big winners as Showband of the Year; the other big winner was longtime Austin favorite Ruben Ramos who took home three awards including Entertainer of the Year...."
"...Michael Ramos bears not a single distinguishing characteristic of the revolutionary. He's a quiet, unassuming, trim, and well-dressed man who has spent almost his entire career in subordinate roles in a variety of groups..."
"...Pachanga All Stars materialized as Vallejo with special guests, notably Guanajuato, Mexico, native fiddler Haydn Vitera, and at the finale, Los Bad Apples’ Anita Benner, with the Santana-loving sponsors (“Jingo”) dedicating their “Sweet Maria” to Steamboat captain Danny Crooks, who’d earlier taken credit for nurturing the local Latin rock scene in the mid-1990s by giving initial Sixth Street gigs to Vallejo, Del Castillo, Charanga Cakewalk’s Michael Ramos, and Los Lonely Boys. Give gracias at Threadgill’s Steamboat reunion Sunday, June 14...."
"...Dillard was never tried for the crime, but was held under indictment until shortly after Foster and Brown were convicted, and so was unavailable to testify at their trial. "[Dillard] refused to participate at all and didn't want to make a deal with the state," said Michael Ramos, who prosecuted Brown and Foster...."
"...She cut the whole of 1000 Kisses there -- except the title track. The band included her current live group (Lancio, cellist Brian Standefer, keyboardist and accordionist Michael Ramos) plus bassist Dave Jacques..."
"...Few "civilians" have seen the inside of La Cumbia Lounge, Michael Ramos' Lake Austin studio and the incubator for his two spectacular Charanga Cakewalk albums. The way Ramos fearlessly bends music traditions, one might expect La Cumbia Lounge to resemble a mad scientist's lab a cross between a wacky Mexican restaurant and an itinerant musician's landfill...."
"...Armed with a new vision for her sound, Chavez needed two things going into up.rooted: money and a producer. She met Austinite, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Michael Ramos in 2010 when she submitted "Embrujo" to a compilation for the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau...."
"...Led by singer and principal composer Frank Orrall and giving rise to such local talents as Abra Moore, Susan Voelz, and Bruce Hughes, the multiethnic, mixed-gender band captured Austin's zeitgeist with a self-titled debut, Wishing Like a Mountain and Thinking Like the Sea, and Volo Volo. Orrall and Poi Dog Pondering are now based out of Chicago. Michael Ramos..."
"...10pm, Club 115 As one of Austin's most prolific sidemen, keyboardist/accordionist Michael Ramos has gone from backing John Mellencamp and the BoDeans to scoring PBS programs and indie films. With Charanga Cakewalk, Ramos moves outside traditional Spanish-language music with worldly sophistication, urban quirk, and Continental flair, hence the "Dirty Cumbia." – Margaret Moser Scott H..."
"...As third album overall and first in five years for Charanga Cakewalk, El Brown Recluse takes its double entendre to heart. A multi-instrumentalist of all-star repute, Michael Ramos is the CC moniker's piñata-maker with a baseball bat, and El Brown Recluse swats it out of the park..."
"...Ruben Ramos (2/8/98)..."
"...5. TIE: Ruben Ramos/Texana DamesWorld Music1..."
"...Castillo but badass bands including Conjunto Aztlan, Terremoto, the legendary Tortilla Factory, and the hot, hot Los Bad Apples. Even more exciting are collaborative efforts from Michael Ramos with Brian Ramos; Gomez with "El Gato Negro," Ruben Ramos; Myrna Cabello and Haydn Vitera; and finally Austin's reigning Latinas, Patricia Vonne with Rosie Flores..."
"...From start to finish, it delivers a jaw-dropping rhyme of memory, spirit, and clear-eyed reality. While Michael Ramos Cakewalk's master musician leans toward electrified cumbias, here he dabbles with a variety of Latin rhythms, bending, zapping, and shape-shifting to create a blazingly distinctive sound..."
"...Let us not forget the locals gathered in Austin Music Awards sets: the stellar AMA house band (Charlie Sexton, Michael Ramos, Conrad Choucroun, George Reiff); Ian McLagan Tribute all-stars Alejandro Escovedo, Patty Griffin, and the Bump Band; the Return to Austin High reunion (Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, Phranchyze, Eve Monsees, Suzanna Choffel, Elias Haslanger, Warren Hood); and the Viva La Diva contingent (Gina Chavez, Nina Diaz, Jazz Mills, Sunny Sweeney, Carson McHone, Tameca Jones, Dana Falconberry)...."
"...And Garriott also fills in human detail with light strokes, as in a surprisingly intimate, relaxed sequence in which Chavez and his family dance the night away. Joel Guzmán's original music performed by noted regional artists (among them, David Grissom and Michael Ramos) adds atmosphere but is nicely restrained..."
"...Just before the Vallejos, Castleberry, and original percussionist Michael Ramos firmed up plans to head to Florida, they got a call from their friend Kristal Stephens, who had recently moved from Birmingham to Austin. She asked A.J..."
"...Some might say that the death of retro New Wave dance-pop sits just across the horizon, but this fourpiece is lapping out of the buzz bowl with 2005 debut The Back Room (Kitchenware) and sinking their well-shined heels into the gritty, urban pavement. Darcie Stevens CHARANGA CAKEWALK11pm, Copa The ivory tickler behind John Mellencamp, the BoDeans, Paul Simon, the Rembrandts, and Patty Griffin, Austin's Mexican-American multi-instrumentalist Michael Ramos finally gets his muse on with Charanga Cakewalk, beautifully realized in 2004's Loteria de la Cumbia Lounge (Triloka Records), urban grooves based on the ultimately danceable cumbia clave..."
"...AMA hosts Rick McNulty and Laurie Gallardo moved the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony along with energy for the sold-out crowd, while Sexton, a musical wrangler if there ever was one, led the all-star house group of Michael Ramos, George Reiff, and Conrad Choucroun through a dexterous stylistic range between awards...."
"...Working with $20,000 in Kickstarter funds, Chavez melds perfectly pop opener "Save Me" with reggae ("Siete-D") and hypnotic, bilingual cumbias ("Miles de Millas," "Gotta Get"). Enlisting veteran local studio genius Michael Ramos (Patty Griffin; his Charanga Cakewalk) results in a flawlessly bilingual balance between South American, Mexican, and American influences..."