Born and raised in the blue-collar Mississippi River town of Burlington, Iowa in 1951, Bo Ramsey has played a vital role in shaping Eastern Iowa's distinctive blues-rock hybrid, and continues his vibrant career as a performer, producer, recording session guitarist and touring "hired gun". Ramsey broke out in the mid 70's with the seminal 'Mother Blues Band', a honking powerhouse which also featured Iowa blues legends Joe Price and Patrick Hazell. In the latter part of the decade, the guitarist broke off to form Bo Ramsey & the Sliders. The past 16 years have brought a dizzying array of cross-pollinations, further collaborations and producing credits. In between gigs with Greg Brown, Ramsey briefly co-fronted a band with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon, led his own bands, and has recorded and toured with acclaimed singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Ramsay also co-produced alt-country superstar Lucinda William's Grammy nominated "Essence" (Lost Highway), joining her band on tour in support of that record. This tour included many television appearences including German film director Wim Wenders "Soul of a Man" segment for Martin Scorcese's seven-part series on Blues for public television. Bo was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. In 2010 Bo produced Charlie Parr's Record "When the Devil Goes Blind" and co-produced Pieta Brown's first full length record for Red House "One and All". Bo has been touring with Pieta behind "One And All" which included opening North American dates for Mark Knopfler.