Considered the Ambassador of Acoustic Music in West Michigan, Ralston signed on with Judy Collins' record label, Wildflower Records in 2007. This placed his 2004 debut release, "Carwreck Conversations and his sophomore 2008 recording project, "Rally at the Texas Hotel," into distribution internationally through Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp.
Ralston’s albums stand as thoughtful gifts to receptive concert goers who desire to hold something that can bring them back to those sentinel moments when they felt maybe certain parts of their minds and hearts somehow shared the stage with this growing legend.
Ralston’s writing has garnered prizes from American Songwriter Magazine, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Country Music Television, Unisong, International Song Competition and Kerrville New Folk.
In his travels, Ralston has been asked to open and sometimes play with musical luminaries of the grandest sort, including The Hothouse Flowers, Gurf Morlix, T-Bone Burnett, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.