Ryan Balthrop

Played 2011

Ryan Balthrop

About Ryan Balthrop

Ryan Balthrop draws inspiration from his southern upbringing in Mobile, Alabama, and from his years living and performing in the Eastern Caribbean.

His debut solo album, due out this summer, presents a sophisticated blend of Americana, folk, blues, and a taste of the islands. He has performed over 150 shows a year with various southeastern bands since 1994, and is finally coming into his own with this long awaited solo effort.

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. Balthrop also expresses a fascination for the afterlife, and a belief in the rewards that await us there.

Balthrop is accompanied by Mississippi native, multi-instrumentalist, Brooks Hubbert. Hubbert is also a singer/songwriter and fluent on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukelele, and harmonica.



What Passengers Think

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience