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                                                        RAMIRO BURR
Ramiro Burr is an freelance music reporter, columnist, book author and top blogger covering rock/pop/country/Latin music. He is also an author, a Billboard correspondent and a free-lance music writer who has been published by Pulse, Rhythm Music, Cashbox, Latina, Performance and New Country Music magazines, as well as the Houston Chronicle and Austin Chronicle newspapers.
His reviews have also appeared at Billboard.com, Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

Burr's book, The Billboard Guide to Tejano and regional Mexican music, by New York publisher BillboardBooks, (ISBN: 0823076911) is the genre's first-ever sourcebook. Burr also contributed chapters to World Music, by the London-based Rough Guides, Hispanic Almanac, on Visible Ink Press and Puro Conjunto on UT Press.

Burr's weekly music columns, syndicated as Ramiro Burr's Latin Music Report, have appeared in the
Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin-American Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Laredo Morning Times.

A nationally recognized music authority, Burr is a regular panelist at major conferences such as Grammy in the Streets, SXSX,
Texas Rhythm & Blues Asso., the National Asso. of Hispanic Journalists and industry trade groups. Burr is also an articulate, critical analyst quoted often by the national press including the NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR's Talk of the Nation, ABC News Radio, ABC's Primetime Live and PBS' Newshour with Jim Lehrer and international press such as the BBC's World Service, Mexico's Notimex and Spain's EFE wire service.


Through his experience, Burr has become a professional speaker whose insight and analysis of music, journalism, culture and the arts has been sought by colleges and civic groups including the Smithsonian Institution, Bowling Green University, University of Texas, the University of Houston, Texas A&M, DePaul, Southwest Texas State, Trinity, St. Marys and Rice universities and LULAC. In 2000, Burr was named the Speaker of the Year for the Hearst/Express-News volunteer corp. His provocative talks cover the urgency of literacy, the importance of the arts, the purpose of music, the politics of modern journalism and American pop culture. His insider’s view provides incisive, sometimes hard-hitting, but always amusing perspectives that challenge universal truths with philosophical questions.

A native of
Laredo, Texas, Burr received a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. -- 30 --  

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