Tyler Ramsey is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and percussion, but he is best known as a talented fingerstyle guitarist and singer songwriter. Early on Tyler studied country blues guitarists like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American fingerstyle guitarists in the school of John Fahey and Leo Kottke. This music and these guitarists helped to solidify his own sense of melody and song forms. During the last year of touring with Band of Horses, that saw him away more than at home, Tyler moved his family from Asheville, NC, to a farm in the mountains of western North Carolina. Taking advantage of brief times off the road, he finished his 4th solo album, which was recorded in Louisville KY, and announced his departure from the band after 10 years. The new songs are lush and full, and realized with help from a list of friends old and new, adding gorgeous vocal harmonies, strings, and guitar counterpoints. The new album for the morning is set to be released in early 2018 and extensive touring will carry this new music to fans across the country.
2017/2018 Performing Arts Series
Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 7pm
Mark O’Connor with the O’Connor Band
Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 7pm
Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 7pm
International Guitar Night
Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 7pm
Socks in the Frying Pan
Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 7pm
Series tickets are available to Center members starting at $135 and include a ticket to each show. Call to purchase the series, 208.726.9491 x110.
The Center’s Commitment to Enhancing Arts Education:
Professional Artist Residency Program—Every performer in the 2017–2018 Performing Arts Series will be working in local schools as a part of The Center’s ongoing commitment to arts education. The Professional Artist Residency Program is supported by Scott Miley & Jane Rosen and, in part, with funds for International Guitar Night and Socks in the Frying Pan provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and all of our members, donors and our annual Wine Auction participants.