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.