ver 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 latest release and solo debut, Rust Belt Broken Heart is steeped in the kind of vintage twang more common in a 1960s honky tonk, than a modern club or venue. Ryan’s songs are usually about life’s harder learned lessons, featuring picaresque heroes whom he gives a very personal feel. His new record dives deep into the different styles of country and western while telling tales from his youth in the Midwest from Michigan to Illinois. The gravelly voice of the Michigan born, Boise-based singer has been praised on KEXP and earned acclaim from the likes No Depression and Saving Country Music. Rust Belt Broken Heart is out now, on American Standard Time Records. You can catch Ryan and his band out on the road week in and out supporting the album and bringing their unique brand of high desert twang and Idaho honky tonk to the dives and haunts of the great American West and beyond.