Ryan Balthrop draws inspiration from his southern upbringing in Mobile, Alabama, and from his years living and performing in the Eastern Caribbean. He has performed over 150 shows a year with various Southeastern bands since 1994. His long-awaited solo effort released in 2011, is a sophisticated blend of Americana, folk, blues, and a taste of the islands. The album spans several genres, and represents Balthrop’s powerful songwriting capabilities. His soulful, sometimes delicate vocals drive home the themes that intertwine to create an atmosphere of inner reflection and emotion. Still the themes relate to a wide audience, speaking to all of us who have lost and continued to love.