Nick exercises a simple philosophy, “practice makes permanent.”
As a life-long-lover of language, Nick is most at home conversing in coffee shops, patronizing the local libraries, reading, writing, and listening to records. In his younger years, he could be found competing in spelling bees and crafting experimental writings to complete homework assignments. His later education encouraged an expansive vocabulary, especially medical terminology. Ramsey has an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Gateway Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Carthage College.
Nick is known to many for his energetic personality, his freestyle rapping and writing capabilities, and largely, as a community-connector. Along with his poetic brothers, Nick is co-founder of Family Power Music, a company responsible for entertainment, education, and artistic management. As such, he’s helped organize, promote, host, and perform at hundreds of events throughout the United States and has taught creative writing and performance to all ages. Ramsey served as Racine County Poet Laureate from 2014-2015.
Nick has released two recording projects: a 6-track EP entitled, Introducing: Nick Ramsey (2011) and a double-disc album, Nick or Nicholas (2015). He’s assisted with the completion of two literary works: his 21-poem chapbook, Rhymes & Rambles (2015, Left of the Lake Press) and the collaborative poetry and visual art book, Transformation: Art & Poetry (2015). He is currently working on two new records: Shifting The Blueprint and Breaking Bread which are both expected to be released in 2021.
Nick serves as the chair for the following annual events: Family Reunion Music Festival, Origins of Hip-Hop, and the Thoughts for Food All Ages Event. He is also a member of the following boards: ArtRoot, Get Behind The Arts, Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program, and Thoughts for Food.
Nick Ramsey Discography:
Nick Ramsey – Introducing: Nick Ramsey (2011)
Nick Ramsey – Nick or Nicholas (2015)
Nick Ramsey – Walk In The Sunshine (Forthcoming)
Nick Ramsey & The Family – Breaking Bread (Forthcoming)
Discography With Others:
Acumen – Both Sides Of The Mind (2013)
Christian Dreyer – Arthur Avenue (2019)