Jeremy James Meyer // Ryan Curtis
http://www.jeremyjamesmeyer.org “Last year was a devastating time for fans of Americana, country, and pretty much anyone who loved a well-written song with the passing of Walker, Prine and Billy
“Last year was a devastating time for fans of Americana, country, and pretty much anyone who loved a well-written song with the passing of Walker, Prine and Billy Joe Shaver all in the span of six months. It’s heartening though to know there is another generation of talented singers and songwriters eschewing current trends and fads and focusing simply on writing timeless, relatable music agnostic of specific genres. Meyer is certainly one of those acolytes to the greats, alongside peers like Todd Snider and Hayes Carll carrying that tradition into the future.”-Glide Magazine
Over the last decade, Ryan Curtis has made a name for himself as a songwriter not easily packaged into any specific genre. He’s bounced almost seamlessly from folk and bluegrass to rockabilly, blues, and vintage rock n’ roll. Never to be pinned down, his latest release and solo debut, Rust Belt Broken Heart is steeped in the kind of vintage twang more common in a 1960s honky tonk, than a modern club or venue. Ryan’s songs are usually about life’s harder learned lessons, featuring picaresque heroes whom he gives a very personal feel. His new record dives deep into the different styles of country and western while telling tales from his youth in the Midwest from Michigan to Illinois. The gravelly voice of the Michigan born, Boise-based singer has been praised on KEXP and earned acclaim from the likes No Depression and Saving Country Music. He co-fronted Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers, whose 2017 album Whiskey Rain put them on the playlist of keen americana and roots music listeners. Ryan also fronts The Weary Times, whose gritty soul sound has made them a constant fixture at venues and festivals across the Northwest. Rust Belt Broken Heart is out now, on American Standard Time Records. You can catch Ryan and his band out on the road week in and week out supporting the album and bringing their unique brand of high desert twang and Idaho honky tonk to the dives and haunts of the great American West and beyond.
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