Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
At a glance, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts are a 4-piece touring band that shares male and female leads in a mix of old school country and rock n roll. Call it western outlaw, modern outlaw country, or just plain outlaw.
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 styles, but anyone can tell from their overdriven sound that they’re far from traditionalists. Recommended for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll.
“Female Vocalist of the Year, 2021” – Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame
“Band of the Year, 2019” – Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame
Nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018” – Ameripolitan Music Awards
“Songwriter of the Year, 2017” – iHeartMedia Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards
The daughter of an Air Force Colonel, she grew up traveling the far-flung corners of the globe. Years later, that nomadic existence still influences her music, with The North Fork unfolding like the pages of someone's road journal. “Moving all over the place was tumultuous and beautiful simultaneously," she explains. "I never really had a hometown because I was a military brat. I’m from everywhere and nowhere at the same time.”
Even more influential than her travels were the roots — not only physical, but emotional and musical, too — that she planted while living with her family in Northern California. Those years left a lasting impression on the songwriter-to-be, and she eventually decided to make the Golden State her home base. "Of all the places I’ve lived," she reflects, "nothing captured my heart and soul like the little river town of Folsom and the people in it." Appropriately, The North Fork's title is a nod to the nostalgic town located at the convergence of the North and South Forks of the American River.
The North Fork marks a convergence in Morrison's own life, too. A longtime bass player and singer/songwriter, she cut her teeth in alt-rock bands like Daisychain and Swing before forming her own Americana band, Morrison & Company, in 2015. Morrison also plays in The Wild West, an all-female supergroup featuring modern-day icons of Southern California's roots community. The North Fork makes room for all of those influences, while also highlighting the evocative lyrics of a visually-minded songwriter.