Monday, October 10, 2011

Show Preview - Tyler Ramsey - Club Cafe - 10.13.11 - Pittsburgh - Concert Review

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey will be making a stop at Club Cafe this Thursday. He is touring behind is third studio album The Valley Wind which was recently released this past September via Fat Possum Records. I have had this on repeat in my cd player this past few weeks and it is solid.

From his press:

After steadily writing while both on and off the road over the course of last year, Tyler Ramsey headed to
 Nashville, TN, to record his third album The Valley Wind at Alex The Great studio in early January.  Friend and bandmate Bill Reynolds (who’s worked with The Avett Brothers and Lissie) produced and aided on bass, while friend Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) sat in on drums and guitar, also singing background vocals.  Over a rare snowy set of six days in the southern city, Ramsey crafted nine, finely spun songs, keeping the focus on performance as they were played, and letting fresh ideas reveal themselves as they would.  The sessions were intense; the three musicians separated and insulated from most normal daily goings-on during the recording period. The result: a crystalline yet warm album, filled with Ramsey’s rich, plaintive vocals and expressive, intricate guitar playing.

 The Nightbird by tylerramsey

Ramsey is perhaps most immediately recognizable as the tall, lean guitarist in Band Of Horses, having played with them since 2007, starting before the release of their breakthrough album, Cease To Begin. A well-established and praised guitar player and singer in the burgeoning music scene of Asheville, NC where he calls home, he first learned to play music on piano before moving to the guitar. Ramsey grew up listening to and studying country-blues guitar players like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American finger pickers like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, absorbing their sound and making it all his own.

 The Valley Wind by tylerramsey

The show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets can be found here for only $10. We should have a review of the show. Come say hi.


  1. I heard Tyler Ramsey is an amazing guitarist. I would love to hear him play. I was able to listen to The Valley wind and the guitar riff is awesome. Really amazing artist and I can't wait to hear more music from him.

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