Ragtime Ralph

New from RC Johnston - Aloha, Mahalo

Slack key stylings influence this live recording, Ralph's latest release.  Free download, just click HERE.

This page is your main reference point for Ragtime Ralph (AKA Blind Brand X). From here you can find links to all his music, an interview, Ragtime Ralph ephemera and more!

Let's get to the music first. Here are the links for Ralph's Empty Square releases, in chronological order.
Note: this also includes his releases as Blind Brand X, and The Backporch Drifters.

Ragtime Ralph: Lost Blues 1929-1934 (2008)
Blind Brand X: Black Dog Blues (2008)
Ragtime Ralph: Volume 4 (2009)
The Backporch Drifters: Raiders of the Lost Porch (2009)
Ragtime Ralph: Unearthed-Ragtime Ralph live...February 28th, 1981 (2009)
Blind Brand X: Yesterday I'll Be Happy (2009)
Blind Brand X & Dixie X: Wreck of the Ol' 78 (2010)
RC Johnston: The Fahey Project  (2012)
Aloha, Mahalo - RC Johnston (2014)

Guitar Tabs

The Interview

more YouTube

A little Ragtime Ralph History

Quonset-Excursions in the Career of Ragtime Ralph
The Surfdusters - Save the Waves

Ragtime Ralph ephemera  - All kinds of cool concert posters and more from back in the day.

Oh, and he does guest reviews as well...

Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows, the Songs of John Prine
Glenn Jones: The Wanting...double LP set...
Bob Hadley - Raven