Multi-instrumentalists can't do less is more. They gotta show off. Not so for Tyler Ramsey, an Asheville, NC, based musician who plays guitar, piano, bass and percussion. O yes, he can handle the vocals too.
His new album A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea is a 101 for an acoustic album. Tyler knows how to hold back and let his instruments do the talking, creating a dreamy atmosphere that is not only filled with wine and roses, but also some deep felt angst and weltsmertz. Backed by Bill Reynolds on electric ands upright bass and Brian Landrum on drums he paints his songs like a picture, adding color with a few extra players on fiddle, violin, viola, cello, pedal steel and vibraphone.
A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea will be available from Echo Mountain Records. Release date: January 15th 2008.
Tyler Ramsey was invited to join Band of Horses this year as their new guitar player. He did so and is currently on tour with them and opening for them as well.
Tour dates (opening for Band of Horses):
- 11/08 La Tulipo, Montreal, Quebec
- 11/09 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
- 11/10 Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, Michigan
- 11/12 Metro, Chicago, Ill
- 11/14 First Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 11/15 The Aquarium, Fargo, ND
- 11/17 Filling Station, Bozeman, Montana
- 11/18 Neurolux, Boise, Idaho
- 11/19 Showbox, Seattle, Washington
- 11/20 Showbox, Seattle, Washington
- 11/21 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
- 11/23 Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
- 11/24 Avalon LA, Los Angeles, CA
- 11/26 Glass House, Pomona, CA