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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Nikki Hill / Jose Ramirez: 2 great artists – 1 amazing night!

September 5, 2019  ·  Thursday * 7:30pm * $12

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7:30pm:  Jose Ramirez
9:00pm:  Nikki Hill

NIKKI HILL
Independently released on house label Deep Fryed Records, Hill lets her soul rip on “Feline Roots”. This new collection of songs by Nikki again displays her now well-known stance to champion for the pioneers of roots and rock n’ roll, while remaining in perpetual forward motion, inviting anyone who wants to come along for the journey. The songs imagine the southern soul rocker at times waving her flag in surrender, then in the next moment finding her way back into the climb, bending through supercharged blues, punk soul, revival tent gospel, rockabilly shouts, whatever it takes to get there. Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with “Feline Roots” that she’s living every word.

JOSE RAMIREZ
Latin America’s Up Rising Blues Star! At 30 years old, Jose Ramirez is Costa Rica’s Premier Blues Artist and has played with some of the biggest names in the Blues industry including Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Marquise Knox, Bryan Lee, Shawn Holt and Albert Castiglia, to name a few. Jose experienced the American Blues scene for a couple of years and played some of the best Blues Clubs in the country including Buddy Guy’s Legends and Rosa’s in Chicago and The Bradfordville Blues Club in Florida. He also played some of the biggest Blues festivals in the US such as The Washington DC Blues Festival and The Bonita Springs Blues Festival in Florida.

He also did session work as a guitar player for Florida based singer Lauren Mitchell on her latest album recorded in Los Angeles California by award winning producer Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt). Jose was also a part of Panama’s annual Blues and Jazz festival held in Boquete Panama in February 2018 where he was backed up by the legendary Nighthawks (USA). At only 29 years old, Jose played his first European tour this past January 2018 where he was featured at Keeping the Blues Alive in Holland, Blues Sphere in Belgium and over 8 shows throughout Madrid Spain. “The Costa Rican Blues Ambassador” is now booking shows for his second European tour programmed for January 2019.