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Sounds Like: Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn
Bio: India Ramey is a Nashville alt-country/Americana artist. The granddaughter of a Sand Mountain, AL bluegrass and gospel musician, India was born with music in her blood. India grew up listening to everything from gospel choir, to Willie Nelson, to Pat Benatar to the Ramones. She went from singin...See Full Bio
“You might think the cover art for India Ramey’s new album, “Blood Crescent Moon,” looks cool and creepy, sultry and spooky. And you’d be right. The Birmingham singer-songwriter wanted a Southern Gothic feel for her sophomore record, which spins dark tales of love and loss, defiance and pride. The characters in Ramey’s alt-country songs are full of stormy passions, more likely to throw a dagger than toss a bouquet. “I just wanted to write songs that I wanted to hear,” Ramey says. “As it turns out, I have a really dark taste in music. The majority of the music that I listen to is dark. I’m a big Metallica fan. I Love Neko Case, and she can tell some dark, scary stories.” Ramey’s 2010 debut, “Junkyard Angel,” was far from a sunny romp, with its material about resilient women overcoming hard times. Still, with “Blood Crescent Moon,” Ramey believes her true voice is starting to emerge. “I wanted to test my storytelling skills,” she says.”