Cutty Rye

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Bluegrass, Folk rock, Newgrass, Blues Country, Cowpunk, Acoustic, Grunge, Singer songwriter, Pop More...


Fayetteville AR United States

Sounds Like

Devil makes three, avett bros

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Member since: 04/02/2014 Year Founded: 2012


Mail alt 16x12 Adams Collins
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Adams Collins


Banjoist 479.409.2481
Mail alt 16x12 Chooch Meisenbacher
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Chooch Meisenbacher


Vocals, acoustic guitar 501.616.9616


  • Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 1
  • CDs sold: 400
  • Digital songs sold: 0
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 75
  • Largest crowd: 200
  • Have sound: Full PA


Cutty Rye was founded in 2011 by guitarist and lyricist Chooch Meisenbacher, banjoist Adams Collins, and Electric guitarist Payton Easley. In the fall of 2013 they added Warren Deitzel on mandolin. The group has been honing an original sound based around the lyrics of Chooch who grew up as a grunge kid and became influenced by the sounds of the Avett Brothers and The Devil Makes Three. Adams brings a deep knowledge of rhythm a jazz harmony with his banjo playing and singing. He also plays the piano and vibraphone. Payton grew up on the sounds of outlaw country and adds a spice to the bluegrass sound not heard in other groups. Warren served his time as a San Fran hippy following the Greatful Dead and listening and playing a wide range of music. His falsetto singing is only rivaled by his bass singing. These four, with a revolving bass player, craft a unique sound mixing many different elements from different genres of music. The lyrics can be playful, intriguing, and painful, reflecting on a unique life growing up as a poor kid in rural Northwest Arkansas.

The band has released one CD entitled "A Half Pack of Chesterfields" in March of 2013. Since the release, they have been developing and expanding their playing area to Witchita, Kansas City, Tulsa, Springfield, Little Rock, Ft. Smith, Eureka Springs and others. They have performed twice at the Fayetteville Roots Festival and will be returning for a third year. Other festivals include The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, The Eureka Springs Blues Festival, Fayetteville's Spring Fest, and the Block Street Block Party. They have opened for Mt. Sprout, Cornmeal, and will be opening for The Wood Brothers this fall at the Roots Fest. Cutty Rye is Scheduled to go back into the studio this April.

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