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 cruise as well as first RLC. What a blast! NAHA knows how to do it right! Practically non stop music from big named artists to fabulous up and coming musicians, this cruise rocks! I got hooked for Sammy but seeing some of the other artists were also highlights! And everybody we met was very cool! Maybe not for VII, but we will be back in the future!

LeslieG, great experience! LeslieG, great experience!

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock