From the smooth stylings of Sam Cooke to the lyrical beauty of Curtis Mayfield, soul music is rich in tradition, highlighted by an authenticity that few artists possess today.
Troy Ramey, on the other hand, is an exception.
Part crooner, part troubadour and all storyteller, Troy is pure, unequivocal soul, evoking memories with each note he sings. With unbridled emotional power, Troy has an inherent ability to reveal his pain and draw you into his music. This inimitable talent is brightly evident on his critically acclaimed debut EP, When the Lights Came, which features the haunting, introspective single, “Rosary.”
Though raised in a musical household, Troy considered other avenues, even accepting an academic scholarship to college. However, after tragically losing his father, Troy yearned for a fresh start and transferred to Boston College, where he was overheard singing at work by local musicians. He joined them for jam sessions and honed his craft, using music as a way to grieve.
In the summer of 2013, Troy relocated to New York to advance his career in music, eventually joining forces with accomplished producer Dante Lattanzi of Caelum Music Production. Together, Troy and Dante have continually produced work that has been impressing industry leaders and garnering leagues of enthusiastic new fans.
Troy’s Pledge Music Campaign, which was set up to raise funding for his debut EP, proved a remarkable success. As a result, Troy was named “Artist of the Month” by The Deli New England. Troy has since been heralded by Jamsphere Magazine and featured on Spotify’s Songpicker Best Songs of 2014 and 2015 playlist. His track “Song Man” was selected for Spotify’s “Evening Chill” playlist, and has racked up 960,00 plays, leading to all of his songs being played well over 3.5 million times.
Additionally, Troy was invited to open for Doug Wimbish and Will Cahoun of Living Colour at The School of Rock in Rockville Centre. The news came when New York Times bestselling author, Jessica Park, asked Troy to write an original song for her latest book, Restless Waters – the sequel to Left Drowning (Skyscape, 2013). Honored by Jessica’s request, Troy dove deep into the story and wrote his latest single, “Coward.”
Authentic, soulful and beautiful, Troy stands out amongst the masses as a much needed reminder that music comes from passion and sincerity.