About Scott Ramminger
Scott Ramminger is a writer of songs and other things, a sax player, and a singer who occasionally accompanies himself on guitar. He moved to Nashville in 2017, where he performs twice a week with his band, Scott Ramminger & The Temporary Condition. Tuesdays from 7 to 10 pm at Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, Thursdays, 5 to 8 pm at Papa Turney's BBQ at Nashville Shores Marina on Percy Priest Lake.. He also hits regularly as a sax player with others, writes and records, and also ventures out to perform his songs solo. Ramminger returns regularly to his previous home of Washington DC to play band gigs, and performs throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with his own band, a solo performer, and as a sideman.
The March 2019 release, “Rise Up,” is Ramminger’s fifth record in eight years. The previous discs -- “Crawstickers (2011), “I Really Love Your Smile,” (2013), “Do What Your Heart Says To” (Feb., 2017) and “Alive and Ornery (Live Double Disc, Sept. 2017) have received critical praise, in publications including “Downbeat,” “Elmore,” “Blues Matters,” “No Depression,” and many others. Of the five records, only “Alive and Ornery” contains a few cover songs. The rest are Ramminger's originals.
Ramminger has gotten significant airplay on blues and roots-oriented radio, including Sirius XM’s Bluesville Channel 70, which has featured several of his tunes as “Click to Pick” selections, placing them in heavy rotation. His February 2017 studio release, “Do What Your Heart Says To,” reached Number 1 on the “Root Music Report” R&B Album Charts, and his double live CD, released in September of 2017, made it into the mid-20s on the competitive “Roots Music Report” Blues Album Charts. Ramminger has won the Gold and two Silver Awards in Blues/Jazz Category of the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. His 2011 initial release, “Crawstickers,” took a Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Award as best debut CD.
Ramminger's prose has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers across the U.S.