Ralph Carney

Ralph Carney (born January 23, 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA – died December 17, 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA) was an American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His primary instruments were saxophone and clarinet but he played many instruments, often unusual and obscure ones. Carney got his start as a professional musician as a founding member of the band Tin Huey. He had a long association with Tom Waits, and worked with a vast number of artists as a session musician, including: The B-52's, Marc Ribot, Jim White, Jonathan Richman, The Waitresses, and many others. Uncle of Patrick Carney, and Michael Carney.

He recently finished recording an album in Portland, Oregon with an improv quintet named THMPR.

Ralph Carney passed away on December 17, 2017 at the age of 61.
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Ralph Carney - Happiness Finally Came To Them album art Carney*Hild*Kramer (2) Carney*Hild*Kramer (2) - Happiness Finally Came To Them (Album) Shimmy Disc US 1987 Sell This Version
Ralph Carney - Black Power album art Carney*Hild*Kramer (2) Carney*Hild*Kramer (2) - Black Power (Album) Shimmy Disc Germany 1994 Sell This Version
BMR 017 Ralph Carney - Ralph Sounds album art Ralph Carney Ralph Sounds(CD, Album) Birdman Records BMR 017 US 1997 Sell This Version
BMR024, none Ralph Carney - I Like You (A Lot) album art Ralph Carney I Like You (A Lot)(CD, Album) Birdman Records, Akron Cracker Records BMR024, none US 1999 Sell This Version
BB 72001 Ralph Carney - This Is! Ralph Carney album art Ralph Carney This Is! Ralph Carney(CD, Album) Black Beauty BB 72001 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BMR-005 Ralph Carney - Krelm / Backwards Werewolf album art Ralph Carney Krelm / Backwards Werewolf(7") Birdman Records BMR-005 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Ralph Carney - BoJack's Theme album art Patrick Carney Feat. Ralph Carney Patrick Carney Feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack's Theme(File, AAC, Single, 256) Nonesuch none 2014