Longtime Hideout staple Lawrence Peters hosts this weekly showcase featuring artists from many corners of Chicago’s storied country/western scene.
This week: Ryan Curtis
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 last release and solo debut, Rust Belt Broken Heart was steeped in the kind of vintage twang more common in a 1960s honky tonk, than a modern club. Ryan’s songs are usually about life’s harder-learned lessons, featuring picaresque heroes to whom he gives a very personal feel. The gravelly voice of the Michigan-born, Boise-based singer has been praised on KEXP and earned acclaim from the likes of No Depression and Saving Country Music. He’s set to release his second album, Ain’t Ever Easy this July on American Standard Time Records. In the meantime, you can catch Ryan and his band out on the road week in and week out bringing their unique brand of high desert country blues to the dives and haunts of the great American West and beyond.
$5 in advance, $7 at the door
· Door staff will check ID.
· Masks are encouraged but not required!
· Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, please review your order carefully before confirming.