Andrea Ramolo has been praised for her unabashed approach to songwriting, her commitment
to storytelling, and the raw, honest, and captivating presence she brings to her live
performance. October 2008 marked the release of Andrea's debut album "Thank You For The
Ride" produced by Canadian drummer (Thornley, Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman) and producer
Eric Paul. Shortly after the release, Andrea completed two east coast tours, an Ontario
tour, and a showcase in Nashville, Tennessee. She was featured at Halifax’s ‘In the Dead
of Winter’ music festival in January, and has a 4 month upcoming cross-Canada tour, hitting
over 50 venues nation wide, including the Sunstroke Festival in Whitehorse, the Saskatoon
Berry Fest in July, and South Country Fair.
In 2008, Andrea took home 3 Toronto Exclusive Independent Magazine Music Awards for Best Folk
Album, Best Female Folk Artist, and Best Blues Song. In 2004, Andrea was cast in Disney’s
made-for-TV movie Once Upon a Mattress, starring Carol Burnett and Tracy Ullman. She recorded
two songs for the movie’s soundtrack at the CBC in Vancouver. She has shared the stage with
Colin Linden, and bilingual folk artist and good friend Cindy Doire, among others; has been a
part of the demo recordings for Canadian rock’n’roll group The Trews; and has also lent her
voice to a handful of recordings for Martha and the Muffins, the Strip, Oh No Forest Fires,
and folk singer/songwriter John Riven.
"Ramolo has an earthy voice that’s sensual and fiery and full of life. She can project
the vocal gravity of Stevie Nicks, the homey comfort of Emmylou Harris or the pure raw
energy of Janis Joplin, often within the same song. As a songwriter Ramolo is a first-class
talent, using the broad brush of lyrical narrative to infuse characters, places and
events with vibrant panache. "
- (Wildy's World)
"Andrea Ramolo has a voice like Lucinda Williams, like Emmy Lou Harris, like Martha
Wainwright...a voice that sounds like it knows the answers to life's mysteries...the kind of
voice Roy Orbison would have written songs about...her songs...are so powerful they'll break
your heart. Thank You For The Ride is one of those songs, like Octoberman's Run From Safety
or Jason Collett's Hangover Days or Elliott Broods' The Bridge..."
(Rob Slack, Lopticulations, Volume 3, Issue 5)
"Ramolo's voice has character, not unlike a Serena Ryder or Damnhait Doyle, the kind that
lingers after the song is over. "
- (Karen Bliss, Canadian music journalist)
"Andrea's voice is fantastic. You get instant comfort hearing it. It's one of the best
qualities a singer could have. Sultry and powerful." – (Juno-award winning producer Jeff
- Liam Titcomb, Chantal Kreviazuk, Esthero, The Philosopher Kings, Oh Susanna!)
Ramolo has star written all over her. Thank You For The Ride should be a critical darling
in the music world and help establish Ramolo as one of music’s rising stars."
- (Wildy's World)