The band Ryan and the Resistors perform at bars, dance halls and breweries across New Mexico.
The full band includes Matt Bruce, Randy Carr, Bud Melvin, and Marty Germain. Ryan Painter, from Albuquerque, embraces the sounds of the southwest. His country songwriting was influenced by country artists from Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks. His sound counters the typical Nashville country sound and is more rooted in the Red Dirt style of Texas Country. Painter lived in Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech University and discovered artists such as the Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, and many others who have heavily influenced his sound.
Ryan and the Resistors are performing at The County Line Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.