Leave it to Cleaver Sunday March 25th Guest: The incomparable Charles Ramsey

Why watch Stormy Daniels when you can listen to Stormy Weather (or classical favorites)?

Local son Charles Ramsey returns to LITC tonight and you won’t want to miss him.

Here’s a little bio on him:

Charles Ramsey is a native of Richmond, Indiana where, at an early age, he fell in love with classical music, the Beatles and Heavy Metal (in that order). He graduated from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied classical guitar with Clare Callahan, a student of Andres Segovia. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from the Hebrew Union College. He then spent seventeen years living in New York City, performing and teaching.

Charles has performed at the United Nations, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Tibet Center, The Yippie Museum, the Tank, ABC No-Rio, Make Music New York and in the Music In Chelsea series in New York City. He has also performed in Los Angeles and in cities in the Midwest — including Cincinnati, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana — as well as in Tokyo, Japan, and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is a recipient of a 2012 New York State grant (COAHSI) with his work with flutist Yuuki Koike in their Duo Nanashi. He performs with many ensembles including big bands, metal bands, early music ensembles and many other groups and has written some chamber music. He heads the New York City Pop Band and scores film music whenever presented with the opportunity.

Currently Charles teaches guitar at Earlham College and maintains a studio of private students, and he formerly taught in New York at the Bronx House School of Performing Arts and in many after school programs and high school classes on Long Island. If you’re interested in taking lessons they are offered in person (in Richmond) or online. He would also love to perform at your upcoming wedding or other event requiring live music.

Charles can be heard on WECI Radio 91.5 FM on Wednesday evenings from 10 to 11:30pm on the show eklektika with Jason Elliott where they curate a mix of eclectic music and talk. There are an amazing amount of great shows on WECI, so go ahead and tune in to that station and leave it there for a while. You’re bound to find something really interesting!

His newest undertaking is MUSIC: QUESTION MARK, a monthly concert series which promotes experimental, ambient, electronic, completely improvised music and other sonic phenomena usually considered to be on the periphery of music. The series meets the second Saturday of every month at 7 pm, is always free, and is graciously hosted by the Richmond Innovation Center.

Charles also hasn’t forgotten about the music meditation project which is open to anyone who has an interest in using music as a form of meditation. See his website for more details, especially concerning when and where the next meeting will take place.

For lessons or performances he can be contacted here.

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