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Ralph Carney
Ralph white suit 2010.jpg
Carney in 2010
Background information
BornJanuary 23, 1956(1956-01-23)
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
Associated acts Jim Carney

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]