Since releasing her debut album “Thank You For the Ride” in October of 2008, Andrea Ramolo has become known as the “tireless road warrior” having completed two East Coast tours, gigs all over Ontario, and a Nashville showcase. Most impressive, however, was the five month cross Canada tour of 80 shows that she booked all herself, from Ontario to the West coast, up to the Yukon, and all the way to Newfoundland and back.
After 40,000 kms of living in her van and developing a fan base all over the great North, Andrea is set to be working on her second release. She’s been described as the antidote to too much Joni Mitchell, a tougher Dolly Parton, a sexier Janis Joplin, and has even been compared to Canada’s own Serena Ryder; but Ramolo has a sound that is all her own. Drawing stories from real life experiences, her songs are direct, to the point, funny, sexy, and vulnerable all at the same time. She is a born performer who oozes confidence and sensuality and has been described as fearless, raw, and emotional.
This past year, Andrea was featured at the South Country Fair in Alberta, the Sunstroke Music Festival in Whitehorse, the Saskatoon Berry Festival in Mortlach, In the Dead of Winter Music Festival in Halifax, The Sasquatch Festival in Northern Alberta and The World Skills Festival at the Calgary Stampede grounds.
Andrea has shared the stage with Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Colin Linden, Twilight Hotel, Coco Love Alcorn, and Slowcoaster (to name a handful), and has lent her vocal talents to recordings for The Trews, Martha and the Muffins, Cindy Doire, and The Strip. In 2009, she won the Toronto Exclusive Magazine awards for Best Female Folk Artist, Best Folk Album, and Best Blues Song. She was also asked to be a guest speaker at the 2009 Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference in Ottawa on booking independent tours. This young woman has years of songwriting, singing, and success ahead of her.
You don’t find this kind of musical honesty very often.