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Ameripolitan Music Awards Outlaw Group“Johnny Cash and Angus Young.  Waylon Jennings and Jimmy Page.”

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n roll attitude.  The band pays respect to classic sounds and traditions in their original music, but they make no apology for bastardizing them in the process.   “Johnny Cash was always my biggest influence as a vocalist and songwriter, but it was the riffs of AC/DC that made me pick up an electric guitar.”  Their music is for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll. 

Recent highlights include direct support for Blackberry Smoke,  The Marshall Tucker Band, Shakey GravesJunior Brown, Cody Canada & The Departed, Cash’d Out, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sunny Sweeney and more. The band toured extensively in 2016 and 2017 in support of their sophomore album, “Up From The North.” Highlights of the touring included 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 with the band. They will be on the road throughout 2018, touring for their album, “Shovel Full of Coal.” For a more detailed bio on the band and members check out the Meet the Band page.

Nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018”
– Ameripolitan Music Awards

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

“Songwriter of the Year, 2017”
– Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards

“Best Country Band, 2017”
– Westword Music Showcase Awards

“Entertainer of the Year, 2016”
– Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

“Best Band, 2016”
– Bandsmash

“Best Country Band, 2015”
– Westword Music Showcase Awards

“Best Country Band, 2014”
– Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands

“Best Country Song, 2014”
– Colorado Music Association

“Music from special guest, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts. AWESOME band, who’s music is a style inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash and AC/DC. They rocked the house!”
Golden, CO 4th of July Celebration

AXS interview: Get to know a Denver band: Ryan Chrys and The Rough Cuts

“Chrys’s deep vocal delivery recalls Shooter Jennings. Taking cues from outlaw-country pioneers like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, Chrys and company lay down a collection of fueled-up twangy numbers alongside some heartfelt ballads.”
– Westword Magazine (Denver’s division of Village Voice)

“Ryan Chrys’ career as a Colorado musician has mostly been in the background of bands, until the guitar solo. He is a guitarist’s guitarist, a country rock ax man. …he’s branched out on his own with A Lick and a Promise, an impressive album of country rock songs..”
– The Denver Post

“Love your music – you are like Johnny Cash meets Greg Allman!”
– Elizabeth Smith, Events Director, MAIN STREET SQUARE, Rapid City, SD

The band regularly donates performances to charities, non-profits and causes that they believe in. Below are some of the organizations they have worked with and performed for:
St Jude Children’s Hospital – www.stjude.org
Ronald McDonald House Charities – www.rmhc.org
Children’s Hospital Colorado – www.childrenscolorado.org
Musicians In Action – “The Gathering Place” – for homeless woman and children
Children’s Miracle Network
American Cancer Society
Realities For Children – www.realitiesforchildren.com
Team 25 – Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation
Guardian For Heroes Foundation www.guardianforheroesfoundation.org
DPS – Denver Public Schools
Cadence and Cause – Teens Provided with Music Education – www.cadenceandcause.com
Jeffco Open School
CALF – Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Joseph’s Journey – dedicated to providing wilderness experiences to children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses. www.josephsjourney.org
H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) www.hopeforlongmont.org
Teach For America
National MS Society – Bike MS
Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Denver
Colorado Blackjacks – 135th Aviation Regiment
PPRCO.org Pro Police Rally Colorado Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
..and countless fundraisers for individuals we care about!

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