Welcome to the music homepage for Ramaya Soskin. Under the Music heading you'll find links to over 80 songs on 8 albums. Some official releases, many works in progress, and volumes of unreleased material beginning in 1998. All songs are free to stream in their entirety, with options to purchase and download. So stay classy, and thanks for stopping by...

All In Good Time

Ramaya Soskin & A. Ballad Nightly

Simultaneously blending echoes of Iron and Wine, Ryan Adams, Wilco and Jeff Buckley, Ramaya Soskin's new album somehow engages both the daring spirit and tender vulnerability. Wrapping up gentle folk in lush pop harmonies, cradling thoughtful songwriting with sometimes-hushed, sometimes-assertive vocals that are strung through these songs like a golden thread, the songs on All In Good Time capture a unique pocket of inspired and sincere writing, with volumes of courage and determination. Somewhere between the rush of falling in love and the beautiful bitterness of having your heart broken, you’ll find emotions so delicious that you can’t quite let them go; such is the magic of Ramaya Soskin's "All In Good Time".
-Review by Tamara Turner, Music Editor for CD Baby (Editor's Pick)

All songs written and recorded by Ramaya Soskin. Except "The Wait"; lyrics by Ramaya Soskin, music by Ramaya Soskin/Chris Mustaine/Tres Altman. Thanks to poets Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser, and their book Braided Creek, for inspiring the versus in "Blue River". Excerpts from Braided Creek 2003, are reprinted by permission of Copper Canyon Press.
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     Born outside New Hope, Pennsylvania, and calling Boulder, Colorado his home since 2000, Ramaya Soskin is most at home in a song. Beginning first at Naropa University he formed the rock & reggae trio named Specter X with Ian Hansson and Devin Liles that spent over 3 years heating up dance floors and building a loyal fanbase on the front range. While maturing as a songwriter he practiced his craft and soon started the indie alt-rock band SLOWROSA with local songstress Cate Coslor, Tres Altman, Chris Mustaine and Jeb Bows. While being managed by Brian Schwartz (Dinosaur Jr., Paper Bird, Rose Hill Drive), and supported by both Coupe Studio and What Are Records?, the band performed with acts such as Devotchka, The Fray, and The Czars at Boulder's "Fox" and "Boulder Theater". Ramaya's next project was entitled A. Ballad Nightly and included players Jess DeNicola, Jeb Bows, Jack Leahy, and Leor Manelis. It was during this incarnation that Ramaya released his 5th album of original material entitled "All In Good Time". Both haunting and revealing, the album is a collection of delicate lullabyes, saucy rockers, and sultry ballads. Upon it's release CdBaby.com gave it the "Editor's Pick of the Month" saying: 

     "Simultaneously blending echoes of Iron and Wine, Ryan Adams, Wilco and Jeff Buckley, Ramaya Soskin's new album somehow engages both the daring spirit and tender vulnerability. Wrapping up gentle folk in lush pop harmonies, cradling thoughtful songwriting with sometimes-hushed, sometimes-assertive vocals that are strung through these songs like a golden thread, the songs on All in Good Time capture a unique pocket of inspired and sincere writing with volumes of courage and determination. Somewhere between the rush of falling in love and the beautiful bitterness of having your heart broken, you’ll find emotions so delicious that you can’t quite let them go. Such is the magic of Ramaya Soskin's All In Good Time." -Review by Tamara Turner, Music Editor for CD Baby (Editor's Pick) 

     In 2009 Ramaya joined up with fellow Boulder songwriter (and longtime hombre) Gregory Alan Isakov. They toured as a duo (where Ramaya both accompanied Greg on guitar and vocals, and performed solo) for nearly 4 years. Tour schedules took them all over the US, Canada (Winnipeg Folk Festival), Cayamo Cruise shows, and twice to Europe; Italy, England and Scotland (w/ Chris Pureka), Germany (w/ Nathaniel Rateliff), and Holland (w/ Devotchka). As a full 6 piece band here in Boulder they sold out the Fox Theater, Chataqua Auditorium, Gothic Theater (w/ Nathaniel Rateliff) and Redrocks (with Brandi Carlile). 

     In 2010 Ramaya accompanied by vocalist Dana Raabe, toured with friend and hero songsmith Chris Pureka in support of her album "How I Learned To See In The Dark". 

     As founder of Boulder's "Troubadours", a monthly platform to showcase local songwriters, Ramaya has been offering the community a musical hub around which thier local favorites are teamed up with stellar undiscovered talent. "It's the best of the local flavor in a myriad of expression, all in one place" (Boulder Weekly). These "Troubadours" showcases have been presented monthly for 15 years+ at such venues as The Fox Theater, Trilogy, B.side Lounge, Shine, and The Laughing Goat. 

     Over the years, Ramaya and the bands he has been a part of have shared the stage with: Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff, Brandi Carlisle, Fiona Apple, The Fray, The Lumineers, Glen Hansard and The Swell Season, Devotchka, Paper Bird, Chris Pureka, Elephant Revival, Dechen Hawk, Colin Robison, Reed Foehl, Paul Kimbiris, and many other wonderful artists. Currently Ramaya can be seen playing music regularly in the Boulder/Denver area. 

 Recently accompanying Ramaya is a diverse cast of soul mates and local allstars, including: 

Jeb Bows: Violin

Taylor Tuke: Keys & Vocals

Alexandra Schwan: Vocals 

Kate Farmer: Vocals 

Previous events

Ramaya & Jeb Bows Live at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Tuesday, September 15th and Sunday, September 20th. There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and again at 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya & Jeb Bows Live at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Tuesday, September 15th and Sunday, September 20th. There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and again at 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya Live at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Sunday, August 30th for brunch in the backyard from 11am-1pm. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya at River & Woods with Jeb Bows

River & Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder CO

Catch Ramaya Soskin and Jeb Bows live on the River and Woods stage Friday, August 14th and Sunday, August 16th. There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and again at 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya at River & Woods with Jeb Bows

River & Woods, 2328 Pearl St, Boulder CO

Catch Ramaya Soskin and Jeb Bows live on the River and Woods stage Friday, August 14th and Sunday, August 16th. There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and again at 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Saturday, June 13th, 20th, and 27th! There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Saturday, June 13th, 20th, and 27th! There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Ramaya at River & Woods

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River & Woods, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder

Catch Ramaya Soskin live on the River and Woods stage Saturday, June 13th, 20th, and 27th! There will be two seatings for dinner in the backyard at 5:30pm with music from 5:45-6:45 and 7:30 with music from 7:45-8:45. Enjoy socially-distanced bbq, cold drinks, and live music with us. Call to reserve your spot - 303-993-6301. Each reservation incurs a $5 per person Artist Fee. Thank you for supporting local business and local artists!

Mar6

Ramaya & The Troubadours // featuring Denver's Kayla Marque, and Taylor Tuke.

Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado

Every First Friday at The Laughing Goat... Ramaya will be joined by a diverse cast of soul mates and local Allstars at our beloved monthly haunt. As founder of Boulder's "Troubadours", a monthly platform to showcase local songwriters, Ramaya has been offering the community a musical hub around which thier local favorites are teamed up with stellar undiscovered talent. "It's the best of the local flavor in a myriad of expression, all in one place" (Boulder Weekly). These "Troubadours" showcases have been presented monthly for 15 years+ at such venues as The Fox Theater, Trilogy, B.side Lounge, Shine, and The Laughing Goat.

Feb20

Ramaya Soskin & Taylor Tuke

Jamestown Mercantile, Jamestown, CO

Ramaya & The Troubadours / Featuring Darren Garvey & Taylor Tuke

The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Ramaya Soskin joined by a rotating cast of local favorites at our beloved monthly haunt. This month featuring Darren Garvey of Elephant Revival, Taylor Tuke, and Alexandra Schwan.

Ramaya & The Troubadours

The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

First Friday at The Laughing Goat is Troubadours time. I'll be joined by a rotating cast of fellow songwriters and local favorites at our beloved monthly haunt. Featured Troubadours have included Alexandra Schwan, Jeb Bows, Dechen Hawk, Colin Robison, Kyle Donovon, Katie Farmer, Andrew Sturtz, Jarrad Menard, Joshua Acorn, Julian Peterson, Max Davies, Toni Oswald, Tom LaFond and many more...

The Walnut Room

The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, CO

Strings & Wood Presents Geoffrey Louis Koch, Jacob Russo, Paul Kimbiris, Ramaya Soskin at The Walnut Room Strings & Wood Concerts is thrilled that after a year off, Jacob Russo is coming back out of the magic woodworks to share some of his sweet beauty with us. It turns out, a number of Jacob's good buddies are just as thrilled as we are. In celebration of Jacob getting back out there, Geoffrey Louis Koch is coming to town from the midwest and Paul Kimbiris & Ramaya Soskin will be sneaking in from Boulder-town to join this party with their tunes as well, lucky us! Thanks for giving Strings & Wood such brilliant summer of 2018! We can't wait to see ya at the end of September as we ring in the fall season together! 7pm Doors / 8pm Show$10 to $15 Tickets - https://ticketf.ly/2Q9XS87

$10 - $15

The Laughing Goat

The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Ramaya & The Troubadours This month featuring Max Davies, Toni Oswald, Andrew Sturtz, Colin Robison, and Willie Thomas. First Friday at The Laughing Goat is Troubadours time. I'll be joined by a rotating cast of fellow songwriters and local favorites at our beloved monthly haunt. This month featuring Max Davies, Toni Oswald, Andrew Sturtz, Colin Robison, and Willie Thomas.Featured Troubadours have included Alexandra Schwan, Jeb Bows, Dechen Hawk, Colin Robison, Kyle Donovon, Katie Farmer, Andrew Sturtz, Jarrad Menard, Joshua Acorn, Julian Peterson, Max Davies, Toni Oswald, Tom LaFond and many more...

$5 - $10 Suggested Donation

Ramaya & The Troubadours

The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

First Friday at The Laughing Goat is Troubadours time. I'll be joined by a rotating cast of fellow songwriters and local favorites at our beloved monthly haunt. Featured Troubadours have included Alexandra Schwan, Jeb Bows, Dechen Hawk, Colin Robison, Kyle Donovon, Katie Farmer, Andrew Sturtz, Jarrad Menard, Joshua Acorn, Julian Peterson, Max Davies, Toni Oswald, Tom LaFond and many more...  

$5 - $10 Suggested Donation