An In Depth Interview with Scott Ramminger
Scott Ramminger is a writer, singer, and saxophonist. Songs from his 2013 CD, “Advice From a Father to a Son,” received extensive airplay on Sirus XM’s “Bluesville” Channel 70 and on blues and radio stations around the world. He won the Gold Award in the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest for a tune off the disk. His first CD, “Crawstickers,” won a 2011 WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Award) for best debut album.
Ramminger is releasing a disc of new material, “Do What Your Heart Says To,” in February 2017. The new record features 14 original tunes featuring a New Orleans rhythm section that includes Shane Theriot on guitar; David Torkanowsky on keys; George Porter Jr. on bass; and Doug Belote on drums. Guest vocalists singing with Scott on the record include Tommy Malone, Bekka Bramlett, Francine Reed, The McCrary Sisters, and Roddie Romero.
Ramminger’s first two CDs received critical acclaim from a wide range of publications including “Downbeat” magazine, “Blues Matters,” “Living Blues,” “No Depression,” “Elmore,” and more.
Ramminger has performed up and down the East Coast with his band Scott Ramminger & The Crawstickers. He has also played gigs as a sax player with a variety of national acts including world renowned Nashville songwriter Gary Nicholson. Louisiana blues and soul man Eric Lindell, and up-and-coming blues artist Andy Poxon, among others. He also plays from time to time around the mid-Atlantic with various pals.