Music manager and record label owner Dolphus Ramseur was born in the Odell community in Concord, North Carolina and raised on a healthy diet of classic country and rock and roll.
Dolph’s love of music emerged early. During a first grade ‘show and tell’ he played a song from his parents vinyl collection – The Fleetwoods’ record, “Come Softly to Me. Music took a bit of a back seat when tennis came into Dolph’s life. He attended Ferris State University where he earned a degree in professional tennis management. That kick-started his career as a tennis pro, teaching the sport at country clubs across North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida. However, music kept coming back into his life.
in July 2000, Ramseur left the tennis courts to start his own independent record label and management company – Ramseur Records. He has helped foster the creative and artistic visions of The Avett Brothers, Bombadil, David Childers, Samantha Crain, The National Reserve, Ruen Brothers, Sammy Miller and The Congregation, and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Ramseur acts have performed live on the Grammy awards, some even taking home the prestigious award. Ramseur’s acts have also performed on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, and The Today Show. his artists have headlined and sold out prestigious venues including Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Barclays Center, Boston Garden, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and even the former Charlotte Coliseum now known as Bojangles Coliseum.
His artists have also headlined some of the largest music festivals in the country like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Stagecoach, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Governor’s Ball and more. Ramseur’s independent releases have charted four albums on the Billboard top 200.
Ramseur says his company focuses on making a strong foundation for each artist, putting the music first and having fun doing it.
The Avett Brothers- Ain’t No Man
David Childers-Radio Moscow
Samantha Crain-Santa Fe
Sammy Miller and The Congregation-Li’l Liza Jane
Steep Canyon Rangers-Let Me Die In My Footsteps
The National Reserve-New Love