Singer/songwriter and Band of Horses lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey is playing the Fremont Abbey Arts Center tonight in support of his new solo album, The Valley Wind. According to Chris Kornelis in this week's Short List, Ramsey was also responsible for some of the best moments on Band of Horses' most recent album:
Ramsey brings out the best in BOH frontman Ben Bridwell. On the band's recent Infinite Arms, for example, Ramsey's acoustic into to "For Annabelle" and his dueling vocals on "Evening Kitchen" make those songs shine brightest on the album. On his latest solo release, The Valley Wind, Ramsey impressively injects intricate guitar licks into the indie-folk idiom. If they occasionally wander off in tangents, so be it. To this listener at least, his fretboard roaming suggests that on the next Band of Horses album, the man should be given a longer leash.
Tickets cost $14 at the door, and the show begins at 8 p.m.