Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandCountryAmericana

www.RoughCutsBand.com
Winner "Best Country Band, 2014" - Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands
Winner "Best Country Song, 2014" - Colorado Music Association

Biography

Check out Ryan's music, videos and more at www.roughcutsband.com

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 and driven with a deep love for blazing guitars, gritty lap steel and lightning fiddle, the band is a beacon for the next generation of classic hearts. You’ll hear Nashville sounds and new country twists for sure, they’re just cut apart and patched into the bedroll of Western cowboy ridin’ hard to beat the posse. This is Modern Outlaw Country.

Lyrics

A Life Ago

Written By: Ryan Chrys

a life ago, I was a man you wouldn’t know
the dirty things I've done, I must have been so blind
my dark and evil ways, were workin’ towards a grave
but I was saved.

Chorus: you and me, we made light when we couldn't see the road
now I need you to believe, in the person I've become
from the one you used to know. ....a life ago.

the sun will rise, behind the darkness in my eyes
so forget these old tattoos, and scars that give a clue
of the way things where back when, I was a different man
and now I say to you

(Repeat Chorus)

solo

(Repeat Chorus)

Please believe, I need you to believe.
in the person I've become, from the one you used to know.
....a life ago.
....a life ago.

My Town

Written By: Ryan Chrys

I was born up in the valley with a jack knife in my hand,
this land and these people taught me how to be a man.
I ran off to the city like a hobo and hunkered down, but
one thing I’ve never forgotten is that this is my town
this is my town…. this is my town….

this is my town, and I loved livin every day, of my youth
this is my town, and this is where I'm gonna stay, until its through
no there ain't no better place, anywhere around, ooo, these are my people, and this is my town.

we work hard for a livin sometimes til our hands bleed,
we ain't got much but what we got is all that we need.
we help each other when times get tough and when the crops go brown,
same for when the floodin came and when the mill shut down
this is our town… this is our town…

this is my town, and I loved livin every day, of my youth
this is my town, and this is where I'm gonna stay, til its through
no there ain't no better place, anywhere around, ooo, these are my people and this is my town.

you can say that we’re simple
but it ain’t as simple as that
we’re a damn smart bunch of people
we know the simple life is where it’s at

this is my town, and I loved livin every day, of my youth
this is my town, and this is where I'm gonna stay, til its through
no there ain't no better place, anywhere around, ooo, these are our people and this is our town.

Discography

(2014) Up From The North
(2013) A Lick And A Promise
(2011) The Ambivalent Justice Of...

(2014) Music Video "Tonight We Ride"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv84klqsxnk
(2013) Music Video "Stand & Be Counted"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp8LEzx5Ghk&hd=1
(2013) Music Video "Queen of My Heart"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=007vgc0lWhA&hd=1

Set List

Ryan writes all original, Modern Outlaw Country songs. He'll also often cover Country music's favorite artists in his own fashion.

Live performance video's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6sBxsR2xwU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpHWibf7YM