Ramon Goose


Having already built himself a reputation as a great blues guitarist (working with the likes of Eric Bibb & Boo Boo Davies, Eric Burdon, Pee Wee Ellis and founder of the Nublues project), Ramon Goose was introduced to the world of African music and was inspired by what he found. Keen to learn more and influenced by the work of good friend Justin Adams, he set about exploring the idea of combing the beauty of West African music with the soul of Blues.This led him to teaming up with Senegalese kora player Diabel Cissokho, a member of the renowned griot family of musicians with a rich musical heritage and known for his 3 years with Baba Maal. The result was the release of Mansana Blues an album packed full of superb soul searching melodies and well received by the media. But it was the live performances that made the whole thing come alive taking the music right to the heart of the audience leaving them spellbound as the musicians majestically take them on a journey. The West African Blues Project was born. This is a meeting of minds; a meeting of cultures and two styles of music that seem to blend so well together it just seems natural. No two concerts are the same as each musician takes opportunity for self expression, interacting with each other as collectively they feed off the vibe of the audience, the result being a fabulous high energy blend of intoxicating rhythm. Working with Eastern Roots, the journey is set to continue as Ramon aims to bring together some of the great blues musicians of the world to share his new found love……..you are all invited along for the ride.


Long Road To Tiznit

Label: World Music Network
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: August 25, 2017

The long and winding road from Marrakech to Tiznit had a profound influence on the Desert blues of guitarist Ramon Goose, who forges an infectious blend of old-school blues and hypnotic Saharan grooves with songs of refugees, smugglers, danger and freedom.
In 2012, Goose started working on Desert Rock, a unique musical project which evolved after he travelled to the Sahara and Dakar, combining his love of Berber and Mandinka rhythms and melodies with blues rock.

Ramon Goose - Long Road To Tiznit