17 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lenin Ramírez is clearly indebted to the dazzling guitar heroes of sierreño. That classic Mexican folk sound is the source of the flashily melodic fret work of that gives Bendecido so much of its feel-good appeal. But if you listen past the six-string fireworks that light up rollicking corridos like "Rolling One" and "Soy Mencho," you'll discover a streetwise lyricism that grapples with the gripping lives of both epic outlaws and everyday folk, along with a sprinkling of unabashedly sentimental ballads from a storyteller better known for his sharp-edged wit.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lenin Ramírez is clearly indebted to the dazzling guitar heroes of sierreño. That classic Mexican folk sound is the source of the flashily melodic fret work of that gives Bendecido so much of its feel-good appeal. But if you listen past the six-string fireworks that light up rollicking corridos like "Rolling One" and "Soy Mencho," you'll discover a streetwise lyricism that grapples with the gripping lives of both epic outlaws and everyday folk, along with a sprinkling of unabashedly sentimental ballads from a storyteller better known for his sharp-edged wit.

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About Lenin Ramírez

Lenin Ramírez is a songwriter, singer, and recording artist in the Mexican Regional genre. He has written hits for Revólver Cannabis, Los Plebes del Rancho, Banda Terrible, and Omar Ruiz.

Ramírez was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa. He began singing at age four and writing songs at 16. As a teen and young adult, he released a slew of independently issued live recordings, both digitally and on CD-R, that were tremendously popular locally. Del signed him and released En Vivo con Banda la Conquista in 2014, followed by En Vivo con Banda Renovacion a year later. His studio debut, Siempre Firme, was originally issued in October of 2015, but after a slew of singles and videos were successfully released digitally -- including "La Viuda Negra," "Corrido del Pocho," "El Muhcachon," and "Las Vueltas de la Vida" -- the set placed on the Top Latin Albums Chart a year later. He followed with Album de Mi Puno y Letra (2016), Las Vueltas de la Vida (2017), and Bendecido (2018). ~ Thom Jurek

HOMETOWN
Sinaloa, Mexico

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