Ramon & Jessica is a unique boy-girl duo from San Francisco whose deceptively simple songs blur the lines between folk, pop and experimental music. On their early albums, violinist Dina Maccabee and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Olsen achieved a singular lockstep with subtle lyrics, sophisticated harmonies, and adventurous arrangements.
When Jesse moved to the desert, the pair was forced to conspire at a distance for the first time in 15 years. With their third album the newly-reunited pair have achieved their most intimate collaboration yet, working their signature toy piano and Casio keyboards into a sonic texture enriched by some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. Whether they are singing about love, death, the weather, or nothing at all, Ramon & Jessica will disarm your mind and lift your heart.
Kally Price is a singer and songwriter rooted in old blues, jazz, and gospel. Exposed to old music in the mountains of North Carolina, Kally moved to New Orleans to join the music community three weeks prior to hurricane Katrina. After the storm, Kally landed here in the San Francisco Bay area where, for over 6 years, she and local blues and jazz legends have kept alive both popular and obscure blues and jazz songs from the '30s and '40s.
". . . the sounds coming out of her are eerily pure 1910s, '20s, and '30s jazz and blues, often the dirty kind. Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith and their peers seem to sing through this tiny, unpretentious woman's throat. Do you believe in reincarnation?" --Hiya Swanhuyser, San Francisco Weekly, 2006
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