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The Ramblers / Bio

The Ramblers are an Americana-Rock band with one foot in the backwoods and blue highways and the other on the gritty city streets. They've been known to make a room of perfect strangers lift up from their seats and start dancing,

In 2008 their eponymous debut was released, featuring David Immergluck of Counting Crows on lead guitar. Soon after, the boys opened up for Levon Helm--both a thrill and one heck of an honor.

Their second CD, "Getting There," was recorded, mixed and mastered in five weeks, leading up to a packed CD release party at the premier NYC venue, Joe’s Pub. Their fans funded the record through online contributions with PledgeMusic.com, who count Jack Bruce, Gang of Four, and Tracey Bonham as recent artists.

All of the songs were written by Jeremiah Birnbaum and Scott Stein, a guitar-playing son of a rabbi and a piano-pounding son of a cantor, respectively. They often share lead vocals, ala Sam and Dave. Ranging from deep country blues to raging Southern rock, the songs are a musical travelogue through many different areas of American music, filled with heartache, lust, love, and blood. With Steve Purcell (drums) and Shawn Setaro (bass) laying down a Stax-meets-The Band influenced rhythm, the boys are often joined by Shanna Zell on harmony and the blazing guitar of Bill Bell and Mark Marshall.

The Ramblers play often at major NYC venues, including Mercury Lounge, Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. Recent showcases include CMJ Music Marathon and the Great South Bay Music Festival, and they've opened for such artists as Heartless Bastards, James Maddock, Greensky Bluegrass, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Umphrey's McGee, Railroad Earth, and Levon Helm.

- Band of the Week – New York Examiner
- Critics’ Pick – New York Magazine
- Featured Band – AM New York
- Editors’ Pick – Time Out New York
- Editors’ Choice – Glide Magazine
- Sold out Joe’s Pub and named Staff Pick

They like Miller High Life and Jim Beam, in case you're buying.

General Info

Band Members
Jeremiah Birnbaum - Lead guitar / vocals, Scott Stein - Piano/organ/vocals, Shawn Setaro - Bass, Steve Purcell - Drums, Shanna Zell - Vocals
Artist Name
The Ramblers
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Soul / Americana

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY

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