Tyler Ramsey to Bring the Beats


Former Band of Horses lead guitarist to perform in Sun Valley

via Idaho Mountain Express

Tyler Ramsey, folk rock multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Asheville, N.C., will bring his music to Sun Valley as part of The Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Performing Arts Series. The concert, which is expected to sell out, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Sun Valley Opera House.

Equally at home playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bass or percussion, Tyler Ramsey is perhaps best known as a talented fingerstyle guitarist and a skilled singer/songwriter with Band of Horses. Early on, Ramsey studied country-blues guitarists like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American fingerstyle guitarists in the school of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. His exposure to these guitarists and their music helped to solidify his own unique sense of melody and song forms.

Between 2007 and 2017, Ramsey played lead guitar for Band of Horses and contributed to their 2010 Grammy-nominated album, “Infinite Arms.” Taking advantage of brief times off the road, Ramsey finished his fourth solo album and, in May of 2017, announced his departure from the band after 10 years. Ramsey’s latest album is set to be released in early 2018, and extensive touring will carry his new music to fans across the country—including the Wood River Valley.

“After years of trying to get Band of Horses to stop in Sun Valley for a summer concert, we snagged what we think is an even more exciting opportunity—having Tyler Ramsey all to ourselves,” said Kristine Bretall, The Center’s director of performing arts. “His quietly passionate performances rivet audiences, and we look forward to introducing him to our evening audience as well as to guitar students from around the valley,” she added. “We will gather about 25 guitar students from Community School, Wood River High School and Silver Creek High School to experience an hour-long private workshop with Tyler. It’s an exciting opportunity for these students, and The Center is so grateful to Tyler and to our donors who make these outreach activities possible.”

Tickets for Tyler Ramsey’s concert at the Sun Valley Opera House are currently on sale. All seats are reserved, and the best seats are going quickly.

General seating tickets are $25 for members of The Center, while premium seating is $50. Nonmembers add $10 to the ticket price, while students 18 and younger get in for $12.50 standard of $25 premium.