Way Down in Jamaica
Roy Ramos, singer-songwriter-guitarist, and native New Yorker has been performing in his home state for two decades. With his acoustic guitar and soulful voice he plays originals and cover tunes with a heartfelt simplicity that endears him to audiences where ever he performs. The joy Roy derives from his craft shines through in every note. Success as a working musician in the big city takes more than just talent. Roy has the perfect combination of diversity and muscianship. His repertoire includes: pop, rock, blues, reggae and calypso. He performs solo and with his band Island Sol. The performers debut album, Way Down In Jamaica, is a culmination of years of playing with Island Sol. Every summer fans flock to the summer resort areas of the Hamptons and Montauk to enjoy the cool caribbean sounds of the Island Sol steel pan and calypso band. Way Down In Jamaica combines classic calypso songs with original reggae and calypso written by Ramos. The original music arrangements have a traditonal island vibe infused with pop. If one were to compare Roy Ramos with well-known, popular artists, two would come to mind, James Taylor and Paul Simon. Roy's poetic lyrics tell a story with simplistic beauty, reminiscint of the song styling of Taylor. His musicanship, specifically the appreciation of music from different cultures and the attention, musically, to detail are a comparable to Simon's Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints albums. Whether your a native of the islands or a tourist remembering a cherished tropical vacation grab a Pina Colada and enjoy this album!