Tyler Ramsey is confirmed to release his third album The Valley Wind on September 27th, 2011 via Fat Possum.
The Valley Wind is a crystalline yet warm album, nine finely spun songs filled with Ramsey’s rich, plaintive vocals and expressive, intricate guitar playing. Opener “Raven Shadow” is a brief instrumental introduction that highlights his stirring guitar lines, and is followed by the evocative and cinematic title track. Elsewhere, the album ranges from the lush yet simple, finger-picked guitar of “1000 Blackbirds” to the rolling, fuller band sound of “Stay Gone”; from the hypnotic, contemplative “Time Is A Changing Line” to the insistent, chiming “When It’s Done”; and from the slowly waltzing “Angel Band” to the moody “All Night.”
Also known as guitarist in Band Of Horses, Ramsey wrote The Valley Wind while on and off the road over the past year, and recorded the album at Alex The Great studio in Nashville, TN over six days 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. Ramsey’s sophomore album A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea – which was praised by NPR, Stereogum, and Popmatters, among others – was re-released by Fat Possum in January.
Ramsey will head out on the road in October on a tour that begins at The Grey Eagle in hometown Asheville on the 6th and includes an October 10th show at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY. The current list of dates is below, with more to be announced shortly.
To celebrate the upcoming release of The Valley Wind, the new album by Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses, FILTER was honored to have Mr. Ramsey stop by their offices to play three new tunes. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee over the course of six days, Ramsey's third release also features bandmate Bill Reynolds at the production helm and bass as well as guitar and drum work by Floating Action's Seth Kauffman. Watch "1,000 Blackbirds" and "Angel Band" below and stay tuned for a third song next week. (via FILTER)
The Valley Wind is available for preorder now and is out next Tuesday, September 27, on Fat Possum.
09/04 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (support for Band of Horses)
09/05 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater (support for Band of Horses)
10/06 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
10/08 Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
10/10 New York, NY - Joe's Pub
10/11 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
10/12 Harrisburg, PA - The Gallery At The Abbey Bar
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10/15 Staunton, VA - Mockingbird
10/19 Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
Tyler Ramsey is confirmed to release his third album The Valley Wind on September 27th, 2011 via Fat Possum. Also known as guitarist of Band of Horses, Ramsey wrote The Valley Wind while on and off the road over the past year. Ramsey will head out on the road in October. Tour dates listed below.
10.06 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10.08 Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
10.10 New York, NY - Joe's Pub
10.11 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
10.12 Harrisburg, PA - The Gallery at the Abbey Bar
10.13 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10.15 Staunton, VA - Mockingbird
10.19 Decatur, GA - Eddies Attic