Jose Ramírez : Blues from Costa Rica tours Europe in 2018

Jose has played with some of the biggest names in the industry including Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Marquise Knox, Bryan Lee, Shawn Holt, Albert Castiglia etc. Jose has also played some of the best Blues clubs in the United States including Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago and The Bradfordville Blues Club in Florida. Big Blues festivals like the Washington DC Blues Festival and the Bonita Springs Blues Festival in Florida. Come check him out!

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Rising Costa Rican blues star lands in Sarasota

I recently took my mother to celebrate her birthday with a blues show. The Lauren Mitchell Band was performing at the Blue Rooster, and I knew it would be a high-energy performance, as I’d just seen the band in its most recent incarnation a few weeks prior. I was right, Mitchell and the boys didn’t disappoint. Their entire set wrecked the joint and had the people rocking from the first wails of the guitar.

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musician Jose Ramírez

Jose Ramírez, 28, has been playing music for approximately 17 years, influenced by some of the greatest bluesmen of all time: Robert Cray, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, BB King, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Earl and Jimmie Vaughan, among others. A self-taught musician who fell in love with the blues thanks to his father and a very special gift his grandpa gave him, Ramírez is the founder of the JR Blues Band in Costa Rica. He recently moved to the United States and is now part of the Lauren Mitchell Blues Band.

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