Straight No Chaser

CD Review – Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses guitarist goes solo)

The Valley Wind

Fat Possum Records

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey knows how to transport me to the Sandhills of Nebraska. The title track from Ramsey’s latest album repeats the line, “Do I have to wait until it’s gone?” over and over in front of a light alt-country rhythm that puts me in the middle of nowhere, listening to the wind blow over the rolling golden hills. If you ever go there and are driving along Highway 2, play this album. You’ll get it then.

The entire nine-track album has a rustic and lonely feel to it, but it still sounds familiar. Maybe that’s because Ramsey’s voice is very similar to both Avett Brothers. This is a beautifully lonely album that is perfect for those looking to drink away a former lover.

http://www.tylerramsey.com


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