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Ralph Carney

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Ralph Carney
Carney in 2010
Background information
Born(1956-01-23)January 23, 1956
Akron, Ohio, United States
DiedDecember 17, 2017(2017-12-17) (aged 61)
Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Singer
  • composer
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • Vocals
  • saxophone
  • clarinet
  • flute
  • harmonica
  • Jew's harp

Ralph Carney (January 23, 1956 – December 17, 2017) was an American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His main instruments were various saxophones and clarinets, Carney also collected and played many instruments, often unusual or obscure ones.[1] He started as a professional musician as a founding member of the band Tin Huey. He was known for his works as Tom Waits.

Carney died on December 16, 2017 at the age of 61 after falling down the steps of his home in Portland, Oregon.[2][3]


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  1. "Ralph Carney Dies at 61: Saxophonist, Composer, Tom Waits Collaborator". 2.kqed.org. Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. Butler, Will (December 17, 2017). "'Bojack Horseman' and Tom Waits saxophonist Ralph Carney dies aged 61". NME. Archived from the original on 20 December 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. "Ralph Carney, Akron native and internationally renowned musician, has died". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2017-12-18.