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A veteran of numerous Baltimore area rock/pop bands, playing music ranging from original art rock through covers of soul, disco, and crossover pop to biker bar rock, blues, country rock, and rockabilly. On
the local folk scene, he is currently playing bass, mandolin, bouzouki, and guitar in the acoustic-rock band Dharma Bums, and has been filling in occasionally on guitar for the Dilettantes. First appearing with O'Malleys March as a guest musician to give a more
rock sound to the band - ala Shane MacGowan and the Saw Doctors - Ralph has developed into a full-time member.
Though not directly involved in playing Irish music in the past, he has had previous exposure to the genre while playing with Dan Cummins, Bob Smith (currently of Custom House and Banjos From Hell), and Bill Phelan
(currently of TARA) before they evolved into the Irish pub group Rye Whiskey.
Since joining the March, Ralph has immersed himself in Celtic music, both traditional and rock. His taste ranges from O'Carolan through Planxty to MacGowan. On the local scene he likes the Cadence Committee, jazz
guitarist Carl Filipiak, and acoustic guitarist Mac Walter. He hopes to expand his skills into the traditional music realm by sitting in on octave mandolin and bouzouki with the local group TARA.
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