A Musical Life
12:30 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

A Musical Life: Eric Ramos

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Eric Tobias Ramos (Born 07 January, 1981) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, from Wichita, KS, most well-known for fronting musical acts Thunder Le Boom, Peerless Princess, Widows Arm and, currently, Diviner. Alongside musical blood brother, Adam Fortine, Ramos has been actively playing out live and recording for the better part of a decade. Ramos’ musical journey thus far has encompassed many genres. As a singer, he is noted for his mid-range growl and ghostly croon; his style has been compared to those of Jim Morrison, Glenn Danzig and Kurt Cobain.

My name is Eric Ramos. I am in Diviner with my musical blood brother Adam Fortine.

Adam and myself started a musical project about 10 years ago called Thunder Le Boom. It was a grunge revival in the mid-2000s. We have moved ourselves from grunge to proto-punk to stoner rock and now to what some would call ghost rock.

The reason we call it ghost rock is because it just has this very eerie tinge to it. Lately we’ve been really inspired by the south. Particularly New Orleans. The history. The bands that have come from there or that area. Creepy, Southern type of music. CCR. Dax Riggs. Lil Jon.

Not Lil Jon. Dr. John.

We are not inspired by Lil Jon but we are inspired by Dr. John.

If your music is any good and it means something it will speak to everybody. It will be loud. It will be loud without having to be volume loud.