a dream of home

KUTX Studio 1A Session With Carl Broemel

 
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via KUTX

Tyler Ramsey (formerly of Band of Horses) and Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) met when their two respective projects went on tour together. Since that day they’ve tossed around the idea of going on a solo tour together and thus the “West Coast Duo Quest” was born and booked without them ever having sat down to play a song with each other. With two very strong solo efforts, Ramsey and Broemel match their musical intuition and introspective and mellow songwriting skills to create a magical live experience.

With Ramsey’s latest solo release For the Morning and Broemel’s release of a 7 track EP of covers Brokenhearted Jubilee inspired by the days of old cassette mix tapes, the duo have a vast array of material under their belts. Stopping into Studio 1A ahead of their sold out show at the Cactus Cafe, the pair talk about the journey of touring together, bonding over both being father’s on the road, and their desire to write and record a party record despite their previous releases being a bit more low-key.

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tyler Ramsey, "A Dream Of Home"

Burned out by a decade of touring with Band of Horses, guitarist Tyler Ramsey left the group to create a more stable life. He, his wife, and newborn daughter, retreated to an isolated mountain farm where Ramsey began creating songs that reflect his connection to nature and family. "A Dream of Home" captures the repetitive, exhaustive pattern of life and work on the road, and the loneliness of missing seasons away from loved ones. Ramsey's songs reflect a sense of place and, as a new dad, a renewed sense of purpose.

Spacious arrangements elicit the feel of starry nights, golden fields, and woody trails. Shimmering guitars and drum beats feel like an invigorated pulse, and the sprawling six-minute length suggests a more tempered pace to life. --Rosemary Welsch, WYEP

View the full list at NPR.org

Tyler Ramsey in WFUV Studio A

 
 

via WFUV

Tyler Ramsey draws inspiration from nature. He lives among mountains and rivers, his creativity flourishing among the trees and fields. It’s a natural and pure existence that lends itself to his musical vision. The Ramsey home is in North Carolina and the new Tyler Ramsey album, For The Morning, was born from times spend hiking in the forests, walking in the fields, and swimming in the streams.

For The Morning is the fourth solo album from Ramsey and his first in more than seven years. It’s also the first solo album he’s released following his time in Band of Horses, where he spent roughly a decade as guitarist and backing vocalist. Although this album comes in the wake of his 2017 departure from the band, its first seeds were planted while he was still very much active as part of the band. For The Morning reflects the difficulties Ramsey faced as a touring musician, and as a new father forced with being away from his home. It’s a human response that matches the surroundings from which the album emerged.

It was great to welcome Ramsey back to the Studio A with this terrific new album in hand. He’s visited with us in the past (including a session with Band of Horses), and this time he brought his own band to perform songs from his wonderfully organic album, For The Morning.

Sounds: Tyler Ramsey // A Dream of Home

via Left Bank Magazine

There’s something about spring that changes me. Sure, it makes me want to open up all the windows, air out the house, scrub the baseboards, and give away clothes, but beneath the flurry of activity, there’s a grounding within me, like my feet are planted a little more firmly on the earth. I want to slow my pace, turn off my phone, watch the sun rise and set, and take a long, deep breath.

Asheville, North Carolina’s Tyler Ramsey‘s “A Dream of Home” wraps all of those thoughts and feelings up in one song. The former Band of Horse’s guitarist and co-songwriter’s latest track is warm and root-bound, a solid oak tree in a tempest of quick and dirty tracks that come and go like a cloud in the sky. It’s textured, a little worn, soft to the touch and easy on the ears. I’ve got it on repeat, and not just to write this review; it’s exactly what my soul has needed.

(I also immediately pre-ordered the upcoming album, For The Morning.)

Settle down, take a deep breath, and stream “A Dream of Home” here:

 
 

Live on DittyTV Wednesday, April 3

 
 

On their last run on the way to SXSW, Tyler Ramsey and his band stopped by Ditty TV to record a handful of songs live in studio. Check out “A Dream of Home” above and tune in for the entire performance Wednesday, April 3 at 8p CT at DittyTV.com.

The new record, For the Morning, is out this Friday, April 5. You can pre-order the record HERE.

Featured Single: Band of Horses’ Tyler Ramsey swoons with “A Dream of Home”

via Ear To The Ground

Tyler Ramsey lives near Asheville, NC and likes to reflect the sweetness of his life, member of the band Band of Horses, in his music. This lush folk rock track is everything that’s right about music production in 2019.

It’s easy to come up with comparisons like Neil Young, but honestly it’s the way that Ramsey’s “complete package” comes together that has us excited. It’s what we love about others in this space like Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez. This single’s got us looking forward to the rest of the music this chill folk rocker has coming soon.

 
 

Listen: Tyler Ramsey - 'A Dream Of Home'

 
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via Clash Music

Former Band Of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey has shared rich, absorbing new solo cut 'A Dream Of Home'.

The talented multi-instrumentalist takes charge on the new solo offering, with new album 'For The Morning' landing on April 5th.

Shoots of Spring permeate new solo track 'A Dream Of Home', with subtle shades of Springsteen working alongside pastoral Americana.

It's a neat opening statement, driven by those opaque acoustic chords, and Ramsey's own yearning vocal.

"This album came about in the midst of a lot of change,” he comments. “The birth of my daughter, a move to the country, and the steady realisation that I needed to switch the road I was on in my life as a musician and songwriter. I tried to express and balance images of life as a constantly traveling and touring musician with the more connected life I live at home and the time I spend hiking in the mountains where I live."

Tune in now.

 
 

Ex Band Of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey announces solo record with lead track ““A Dream Of Home”

 
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via The Line of Best Fit

Tyler Ramsey, the former lead guitarist of Band Of Horses, has announced his first solo record in eight years, alongside the lead single "A Dream Of Home".

Back in 2017, Ramsey closed the Band Of Horses chapter, alongside bassist bassist Bill Reynolds.

"A Dream Of Home" is the first taste of his new solo album For The Morning. On the new track, Ramsey shares, "Parts of this record were written on the road, back and forth and on airplanes and in hotels while traveling. Some of it comes from the endless touring and that feeling you get after a while of not knowing where you are, and longing for your home and child. A lot of people see the touring life as glamorous, but there are plenty of times where it’s hard to keep up. It becomes difficult to miss your family that much, and you want to be around your newborn child rather than sitting in a room ten hours away while knowing you won’t be home for three more weeks."

For The Morning is Ramsey's first solo record since 2011's The Valley Wind. Ramsey says, "This album came about in the midst of a lot of change. The birth of my daughter, a move to the country, and the steady realization that I needed to switch the road I was on in my life as a musician and songwriter. I tried to express and balance images of life as a constantly traveling and touring musician with the more connected life I live at home and the time I spend hiking in the mountains where I live."

Ramsey's new record is written and produced by himself, and features harmonies on various tracks from Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden. After making the demos, he went to record the album at La La Land studios in Louisville, Kentucky.

 
 

The 6th Uncut New Music Playlist Of 2019

 
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via Uncut Magazine

Another week, another plentiful bounty from friends old and new. Lots to get your teeth into here, from the gorgeous heavy folk of Daniel O’Sullivan

to the vital Tuareg rock of Kel Assouf to a remixed Marvin Gaye rarity. There’s more from Royal Trux’s triumphant comeback, Tyler Ramsey unveils his first new music since stepping away from Band Of Horses, and Sunwatchers showcase their thrillingly seditious psych-jazz-rock. Plus The Chemical Brothers are back doing what they do best. See you on the floor at the Heavenly Social!

TYLER RAMSEY
“A Dream Of Home”
(Fantasy Records/ Virgin EMI)

 
 

See the full list at Uncut.co.uk

Former Band of Horses Guitarist Tyler Ramsey Shares Single from New Solo Album

 
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via Paste Magazine

Former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey has debuted “A Dream of Home,” the lead single from his forthcoming solo album For the Morning, due out April 5 from Fantasy Records.

Ramsey drew inspiration from the wilderness that surrounds his North Carolina home to create the mood for his folksy new album and, lyrically, to carry its messages of perseverance and remaining grounded during times of uncertainty.

Ramsey said in a statement accompanying For the Morning’s announcement:

This album came about in the midst of a lot of change. The birth of my daughter, a move to the country, and the steady realization that I needed to switch the road I was on in my life as a musician and songwriter. I tried to express and balance images of life as a constantly traveling and touring musician with the more connected life I live at home and the time I spend hiking in the mountains where I live.

Listen to the hopeful “A Dream of Home” below, along with Ramsey’s 2008 Daytrotter Session, and keep scrolling for dates from his upcoming tour itinerary, including select dates with Strand of Oaks and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.

 
 

Tour Dates

February
19 – Lexington, Ky. @ The Burl*
20 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop*
21 – Davenport, Iowa @ Raccoon Motel*
22 – Evanston, Ill. @ Space in*
24 – Lansing, Mish. @ Mac’s Bar*
25 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Cafe*
26 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Ludlow Garage*

March
10 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi Tone Café
12 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
12- Austin, Texas @ SXSW
14 – Luck, Texas @ Luck Reunion
15 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
16 – Dripping Springs, Texas @ From The Hills With Love
19 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
20 – Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
21 – Athens, Ga. @ Hendershots Coffee
22 – Columbia, S.C. @ New Brookland Tavern
23 – Charleston, S.C. @ WOOFstock

April
10 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ FM Kirby Center^
11 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall^
12 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall^
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl^
14 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn^
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement
20 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Lo Fi Lounge
24 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Café
26 – Northampton, Mass. @ Iron Horse
27 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground Showcase Room
28 – Exeter, N.H. @ The Word Barn
29 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott

May
01 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
02 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Café Live
03 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Southern
04 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Evening Muse
11 – Asheville, N.C. @ Masonic Temple
20 – London, U.K. @ St. Pancras Old Church
22 – Paris, France @ 1999
23 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Salon
25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Q Factory
26 – Berlin, Germany @ Silent Green

June
13-16 – Bethel, N.Y. @ Mountain Jam

(* – with Carl Broemel)
(^ – with Strand of Oaks)