“Chris is a talented guitarist, pedal steel guitarist and clawhammer banjoist. ”
— David McIntyre, Lyons Recorder
“Ramey’s background brings the funk — and the reggae. ”
— Steve Weishampel, Boulder Weekly
A native West Virginian, Chris Ramey is a roots musician grounded in string band, folk and oldtime music. His career has spanned multiple genres including rock, reggae, funk and alt-country.
Chris has been performing professionally for over 30 years and is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In Colorado he's appeared with many acts including Bonnie and the Clydes, Danny Shafer and Lil Ween.
His new project "Chris Ramey's Not Dead Yet" focuses on his original tunes and early Grateful Dead and Dead-related material.
He continues to provide pedal steel accompaniment for his singer-songwriter friend Danny Shafer, as well as session work at local studios.