Tyler Ramsey‘s had a busy year. As a guitarist with Band of Horses, he’s played everywhere from Bonnaroo to Carnegie Hall. The band played with Willie Nelson in Maui, and Ramsey and BOH frontman Ben Bridwell performed at Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden, a concert that was later aired on PBS.
Ramsey’s 2008 release, A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea, met wide acclaim, and he tells Xpress he’ll be back in the studio early next year for another solo album. Band of Horses, too, will be wrapping up a new release.
Jason Sandford caught up with Ramsey before his Saturday show at the Grey Eagle. Many thanks to videographer Jesse Hamm. Watch and see who wins the Battle of the Beards.