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LISTEN: Tyler Ramsey, “Back on the Chain Gang”

Oct 9, 2020

LISTEN: Tyler Ramsey,

Artist: Tyler Ramsey
Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Song: “Back on the Chain Gang” (Pretenders’ cover)
Album: Found a Picture of You EP
Release Date: October 16, 2020
Label: Fantasy Records

In Their Words: “There are two guitars that I used on this version of ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ — both my favorites. The acoustic is a ’50s Harmony H162 that was rebuilt by Scott Baxendale and the electric that comes in about halfway through is a late ’60s Guild Starfire V and is the most amazing electric I’ve ever owned. I found it in Knoxville at a friend’s guitar shop called Music Room Guitars when I really wasn’t looking for a guitar at all, and it changed the way I play as did the Baxendale! The guitar playing on Pretenders albums has always blown my mind. This song has such a beautiful and catchy lead-in and solo. I tried to capture the essence of it with solo fingerstyle guitar while making it sound like me.” — Tyler Ramsey

Photo credit: Bill Reynolds

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