“Ryan has a rhythm that will move your body, a voice that will touch your soul, and a song that will touch your heart.”
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to country music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash, they drive their sound with blazing guitars, gritty lap steel and a rock n roll attitude. “Modern Outlaw Country” is a term the band uses to describe their music.
Recent highlights include being direct support for Blackberry Smoke, The Marshall Tucker Band, Shakey Graves, Junior Brown, Cody Canada & The Departed, Cash’d Out, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and more. The band toured extensively in 2015 and 2016 in support of their sophomore album, “Up From The North.” Highlights of the touring include the 75th annual Sturgis Rally where Gilby Clarke, formerly of Guns n Roses, performed on stage with the band, and later at the Ogden Theatre in Denver where Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident performed on stage with the band.
Winner “Entertainer of the Year, 2016”
– Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame
Winner “Best Band, 2016”
– Bandsmash, Chapungu Sculpture Park, Loveland
Winner “Best Country Band, 2015”
– Westword Music Showcase Awards
Winner “Best Country Band, 2014”
– Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands
Winner “Best Country Song, 2014”
– Colorado Music Association