INDIE-FOLK SONGSTRESS ANDREA RAMOLO'S
NEW ALBUM NUDA AVAILABLE NOW
ALBUM LAUNCH AT TORONTO'S LULA LOUNGE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st
"she’s never sounded so soulful" - Toronto Star
Watch and Share You're Everywhere: http://bit.ly/2jOeOAx
Watch and Share Hold Me: http://bit.ly/2jOhtKD
TORONTO, ON - January 31, 2017 - Andrea Ramolo, one-half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, is excited to release her 3rd solo effort, NUDA. The record is available now via Fontana North and includes a complimentary bonus album, Da Sola - raw and pared down renditions of all the 10 songs featured on NUDA. Ramolo will celebrate the release of the album this Wednesday, February 1st at Toronto's Lula Lounge with special guest Matt Epp, before kicking off additional Canadian tour dates on Feb 3. Full tour details can be found below. Album is available now at: https://CadenceMusic.lnk.to/andrearamolonuda.
What's The Story about NUDA? Drawing stories from her
travels, loves, and losses, the collection of 10 songs off of NUDA ooze with "naked" vulnerability. Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), NUDA brings about rich tones, ambient colours, raw narratives, depth and soul. Ramolo brought together a who's who of the industry into The Hangar studio including Josh Finlayson (bass), Ray Farrugia (drums), Jason Sniderman (keys), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel), Faye Blais (vocals), along with Andy Maize and Matt Epp, who are each featured on duets. The companion version of the same songs, entitled Da Sola (meaning by myself ), was produced by her pal, Faye Blais.
For Ramolo NUDA is a metamorphosis. She continues; "It was written during an exceptionally dark time where I was painfully shedding pieces of who I thought I was… as an artist, as a lover, as a woman. I wanted the project to unabashedly expose that process; that battle with ego and identification in an attempt to just be… to reveal all my cuts and bruises in this process of becoming. It’s rare these days to stand in front of people naked, alone, and without filter. I thought I’d shovel out my insides for listeners in my never-ending attempt to connect because all of us on this earth have two things in common: love and pain."
What the press have been saying:
"this is a work of remarkable depth, powerful emotion, breathtaking honesty, and almost inescapable sadness" - Music Life Magazine
"Her lyrics...are passionate, vulnerable, and honest." -CBCMusic.ca
"Every once in a while along comes an album that grabs you by your soul. It penetrates you and makes you want even more. Andrea Ramolo’s new album, NUDA, is such." - Canadian Beats
What's The Story About Andrea Ramolo?
Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants - hence the cover of the Italian love song Caruso on NUDA - Ramolo began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment "to heal myself and do something productive." The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012's Stranger and 2015's eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations. She has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, Adam Cohen, along with Lee Harvey Osmond and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings.
Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates
Wed, Feb 1 - Toronto, ON - Lula Lounge Toronto Album Release*
Fri, Feb 3 - Swift Current, SK - House Concert
Sat, Feb 4 - Medicine Hat, AB - Ye Olde Jar Bar*
Sun, Feb 5 - Canmore, AB - Culinary Funk Event*
Mon, Feb 6 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood Stage
Tues, Feb 7 - Prince George, BC - PG Playhouse - Cold Snap Music Festival|
Sat, Feb 18 - Sudbury, ON - NFLB presents @ Fromagerie Elgin
Sun, Feb 19 - Lavigne, ON - Lavigne Tavern
Wed, Feb 22 - Quebec City, QC - Maelstrom Saint-Roch
Fri, Feb 24 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn#
* w/ Matt Epp
# w/ Patrick Krief