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December 7, 2017






Jack Alves and Eric Ramsey combine for a pre-Holiday music experience – familiar tunes, new takes on old classics, and new material from Eric’s most recent CD “It’s A Rough World, Baby”.  Please join us for what will surely be a highlight of your Holiday Season!


Eric Ramsey

Eric is two-time champion of the Phoenix Blues Society’s Blues Showdown and has performed in Memphis, TN at the International Blues Challenge, where he was a semi-finalist. He has been a Finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival’s Songwriting Contest, and has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter’s Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, filmed for PBS distribution. He’s a featured performer at the Prescott Center for the Arts Dylan Tribute, and has headlined shows at the Highlands Center and the Flagstaff Folk Project in Arizona.

Eric has been active in the Phoenix Valley music scene since the mid 70s, performing solo or as part of any number of bands. He’s a favorite on the Folk and Blues Festival circuits, not only for his dynamic performances but for his open tuning and slide guitar workshops.

With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric’s original compositions reflect his musical influences, but come from a place all their own. He writes from experience about the human condition – at times sensitive, at times humorous, always thought-provoking. His arrangements and delivery encompass a spectrum of styles, from delicate fingerpicking to raucous, bluesy bottleneck slide.



Jack Alves

Jack Alves has been thrilling Arizona audiences for over 30 years with his music and stories about his career!  His “guitar army” consists of two twelve strings, one six string and one slide, all acoustic with great sound. A typical performance of Jack’s includes songs from the 20’s and 30’s as well as acoustic instrumentals of folk and bluegrass with some light classical numbers. And, there’s always those good old blues from artists such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Hans Olson.

Jack has appeared in concert with Willie Nelson, Shawn Phillips, Leon Redbone, Suzanne Vega, Michael Franks, Tracy Chapman, Charlie Daniels, Michael Martin Murphy, Jerry Jeff Walker, George Strait, John Prine and many more.


Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music Some performances are ticketed and some are donation-based where participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist and venue. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.