Tony Ramey playing Harmony House Concert, Sept. 22

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I am very fortunate to have credits on some gold and platinum albums from artists like George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Doug Stone, Alabama, and many others — but the road called me out to those folks who still love the live music experience in the intimate settings of small theaters, cafes, and house concerts. . . . I’ve always been a Troubadour at heart, I suppose.” — Tony Ramey

From 4-6 pm, Sunday, September 22, Harmony House Concerts is privileged to present one of Americana’s award-winning singer/songwriters, Tony Ramey. Among his credits are:  Country Music Awards of Texas — 2016 Independent Artist Award of the Year and 2019 Artist of the Year;  2018 Texas Country Music Awards’ Best New Song of the Year, Ain’t Gettin’ Anywhere; BMI Award-Winning Songwriter recipient. 

While writing songs in Nashville, many of his songs were recorded by other performers and won gold and platinum award status for sales.  However, Tony is not the ‘commercial type’ of musician, and his dreams led him down a different path.  Now, he lives on a ranch near Greenville (our neighboring town) and helps his brother raise longhorn cattle when not on the road performing his own songs.  Read more about Tony below.  Then visit his website, www.tonyramey.com, and be sure to click on his Facebook page to see a video of Tony giving his story in his own words, and much more.  You can even opt to see him perform via Facebook for you monthly.

Tony will be performing two sets of 45-minutes each, with a 30-minute intermission for guests to mingle, catch a breath of country air,  snack on munchies, and purchase Tony’s CDs.  He has set up his own recording studio, and some amazing songs have poured out of him onto the tracks.

Concert InfoFaye and Scott, the hosts for Harmony House will provide bottomless cups of real coffee, tea punches made with organic juices, good ‘ole well water, plus cheese and crackers and whatever else Faye decides to whip up.  Guests are requested to bring finger food snacks to share with others on tables provided throughout this vintage home reclaimed and relocated amidst meadows and woodlands (www.WildscapeAcres.com).  There will be a basket on the breakfast room table for optional $1 cash donations to help hosts defray their costs.

Reservations are $15 per person.  Call 903-583-2661 to reserve your seat for this rockin’ concert.  Please leave your name, number of seats needed, and your contact info (preferably, an e-mail address).  Seating is limited to 50 guests. All concerts are held indoors in the living and dining room surrounded by the rustic ambiance of ‘this little  house on the prairie’.  To pre-pay, make your check to Tony Ramey and send to Faye Wedell; P.O. Box 812; Bonham, TX 75418, to be received by September 18.  Guests may pay at the door, but if you make a reservation, please be courteous and show up.  No-shows are a No-No.  If you have to cancel, please do so in a timely manner.  Should you cancel by September 18 and you have pre-paid, your requested donation will be returned.  If you need directions to Wildscape Acres, please indicate when making your reservation.  If paying at the door, you may pay in cash or checks payable to Tony Ramey.  Charging may be available, if Tony has a Square and his phone can get reception at Wildscape Acres (some phone carriers are in a dead zone here).

More about Tony:

Tony Ramey grew up in West Virginia on Bluegrass and Bill Withers.  At eleven, he found Willie, Waylon, Cash, and Kristofferson (who fueled an already fiery passion to write songs.  Then, he heard Steve Earle whose songs convinced him to move to ’Guitar Town’ (Nashville) to hone his craft.  He would eventually leave for Texas when the road called him out again.
Somewhere in the middle of his Gold and Platinum records as an award-winning songwriter, Tony garnered a master’s degree in Literature, and taught at colleges and universities part-time while working on his PhD,  He said, “The great poets kept me sharp — grounded in the craft and discipline of writing.”
With the release of his eleventh album, Ramey has the respect of industry folk, and keeps growing his audience with his undeniable prowess as a singer/songwriter. His tour schedule and his passion for performing are evidence that he prefers the troubadour life-style.  Between shows he enjoys the solace of his writer’s getaway where he says he can “be alone with nature, his thoughts, and the eternal spring of the Art Spirit.” Ramey has spent much of his music career flying below the radar — until now.

Read more about his enlightenment and change of direction on his website,www.tonyramey.com.

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