The Backwater Blues Band is one of San Diego's premier Blues Bands ~ performing a broad spectrum of authentic Rock & Blues, Soul Blues, Funk Blues, Originals, Classic Rock Blues, and R&B.
As a foremost San Diego band, they have performed everywhere up and down the coast from Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach to world-class events, festivals and international Blues Cruises.
Born in Fullerton, CA, David "Kid" Ramos grew up in a musical household. Both of his parents had been opera singers-his mother had a singing scholarship to USC while his step-father had toured with the New York Metropolitan Opera. As a teen, Ramos practiced daily along to records by B.B. King and T-Bone Walker, diligently learning the fundamentals of blues guitar. A chance encounter witnessing the Fabulous Thunderbirds in a small club in 1978 further inspired his musical direction.
Featuring Sharifah Muhammad as the powerhouse lead singer, Sharifah's voice will stun you with its perfect blend of power, emotion and range. With a style that is uniquely hers yet reminiscent of all the greats -- listening to Sharifah is an experience that is sure to move your spirit and slay your soul.