“The Ramblin’ Years sound pure and full of life… Great songwriting, and very lovely vocal harmonies. The eclectic sound of The Ramblin’ Years will at times make you feel free from genre. The variety of tracks – ballads, soul groove numbers, to mellow folk – keeps you excited to hear what comes next. The infectious hooks and sax melodies will stay with you. It only takes one listen to find yourself singing along. The relaxed rhythm section provides a solid foundation for Clavere and Sweeney’s songs to take flight… The Ramblin’ Years are soulful, thoughtful, and grooving.”
– Adrian VanBatenburg, of The Ganges River Band, and Gems, 3/12/2014
The Ramblin’ Years are a Seattle-based, genre-blending rock n’roll band that formed in 2011. After a year away, 2013 saw The Ramblin’ Years win the university’s battle of the bands, play on the main stage of the campus music festival with Brother Ali and Ivan & Alyosha, sell out the historic Comet Tavern, and play in such Seattle hot spots as Chop Suey, The Sunset Tavern, and The High Dive, to elated audiences.
In December ’13, The Ramblin’ Years recorded their self-titled debut album. Audio engineer Patrick Sweeney joined the group to help produce a cohesive, original sound from the band’s eclectic musical interests with a low-budget, DIY approach. The record was released on Feb. 16, 2014 at Chop Suey, with the band booked solid into the Spring around Seattle in such coveted venues as the Tractor Tavern, and a West Coast tour in the works for Fall 2014.