"From the day to day to across the way".... Ryan Balthrop draws inspiration from his southern upbringing in Mobile, Alabama, and from his years living and performing in the Virgin Islands. His new album, coming this year, presents a sophisticated blend of Americana, folk, blues, and a taste of the islands. He has performed 200+ shows a year with various southeastern bands since 1994. 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.