... was born, grew up and is still a resident of a small village just south of Hamburg in Germany. He has been playing the guitar since he was 12 years of age. Teaching himself through the medium of books and listening closely to his favourites guitarists on records, but enjoying the company of musicians as well to learn his trade.
He has played in different formations of bands playing jazz, rock and folk. "I’ve always played with good musicians, but never on a constant basis before joining the "Larry Mathews Blackstone Band".
Beside the guitar, the mandolin has become more and more important and is now a favourite part of the sound of the "Larry Mathews Blackstone Band". Ralph thinks that for him working with the band still holds many exciting challenges of inspiration.