Nick Ramsey and Damien McCray of Taste of Soul 262 are a long-time team of creatives who have performed together and collaborate in the band, Nick Ramsey & The Family. They each possess a passion for performing and connecting community.
Taste the soul in the Taste of Soul 262 dish, aptly named as this food comes with a pinch of passion, a tablespoon of emotion, and a cupful of heart. As the band’s drummer, Damien is known for his chops on both the drums and in the kitchen. Meanwhile, you will often find local wordsmith and former Racine County Poet Laureate, Nick Ramsey jamming at Taste of Soul 262, introducing events like the ever popular Origins of Hip-Hop, or inspiring community action. Let’s add artist Stacey Guzman to the mix. Stacey is a visual artist who works in a variety of media. Both Stacey and Nick have been inspired by the story of Damien’s loving grandparents, who provide tasty food, positive energy, and love to their large family. Nick and Stacey partnered to create a poetry broadside, featuring an excerpt from an original poem written by Nick incorporated into art by Stacey, which will be included in the SAVOUR auction.