Toronto, ON – February 7, 2019 –
Today, Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, announces the release of his exquisite new album, For The Morning, out April 5th, 2019 on Fantasy Records. Inspired by the lush, deep green and stunning landscape of his home in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, Ramsey threads rock, country and folk into a rich, new branch of American roots music all his own. Listen to the absorbing lead track, A Dream of Home, here and pre-order For The Morning, here. Watch the album trailer here.

"This album came about in the midst of a lot of change,” explains Ramsey. “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."

For The Morning, written and produced by Ramsey, connects the listener to this setting with dexterous guitar fingerpicking and radiant acoustic piano; affecting pedal steel and gorgeous languid vocals. Ramsey, along with engineer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Shelley, Strand of Oaks) and Seth Kauffman of Floating Action (and touring musician for Jim James, Ray LaMontagne), recorded a clutch of Ramsey demos at La La Land studios in Louisville, KY. For The Morning is complemented by spots from several guest musicians, including Joan Shelley, Thad Cockrell, and Molly Parden who sing harmony on various tracks, the pedal steel player Russ Paul, Nathan Salsburg and Gareth Liddiard from The Drones on guitar.

A Dream of Home, one of the album’s many standouts, was written on a day off during a Horses tour. Ramsey holed himself up in a hotel room outside of Nashville and began writing about that familiar tug of greener grass, wondering if every musician’s dream of touring the world to play for huge audiences was actually all it was cracked up to be. The absorbing centerpiece, Breaking A Heart, glows with sublime piano chords and beautiful guitar playing while Ramsey’s pristine vocals are left hanging in the air like mist. Elsewhere, Evening Country is an updated, country music version of the song Evening Kitchen he wrote for the Band of Horses’ Grammy-nominated album, Infinite Arms, that swings with delicate harmonies and pedal steel.

Ramsey will spend much of 2019 on the road with dates across North America, the UK and Europe. The initial tour begins February 19th in Lexington, KY with indie rock musician Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) followed by multiple showcases at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, appearances at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion, Mountain Jam and solo dates with Strand of Oaks.

February 19 – The Burl – Lexington, KY*
February 20 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN*
February 21 – Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA*
February 22 – Space – Evanston, IL*
February 24 – Mac's Bar – Lansing, MI*
February 25 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH*
February 26 – Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH*
March 10 - Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 12 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 14 – Luck Reunion – Luck, TX
March 15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 16 – From The Hills With Love – Dripping Springs, TX   
March 19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
March 20 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
March 21 – Hendershots Coffee – Athens, GA
March 22 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
March 23 – WOOFstock – Charleston, SC
April 10 – FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA^
April 11 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC^ 
April 12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC^
April 13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA^
April 14 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^
April 18 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
April 20 – Lo Fi Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
April 24 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
April 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
April 27 – Higher Ground Showcase Room – Burlington, VT
April 28 – The Word Barn – Exeter, NH
April 29 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
May 1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 2 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 3 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 4 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
May 11 – Masonic Temple – Asheville, NC
May 20 – St. Pancras Old Church – London, UK
May 22 – 1999 – Paris, FR
May 23 – AB Salon – Brussels, BE
May 25 – Q Factory – Amsterdam, NL
May 26 – Silent Green – Berlin, DE
June15 – Mountain Jam – Bethel, NY
*with Carl Broemel
^ with Strand of Oaks

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