Ryan Bingham is a good ol’ roots-rockin’, songwritin’, boots-wearin’ Texas bred troubadour and guitar-slinger. Bingham’s family hardships caused him to set out on his own at an early age, and he first hit the road with the rough and tumble rodeo circuit and then later with his music on the Texas roadhouse circuit. Bingham cleverly acknowledges the similarities between the rodeo business and the music biz when he says “there’s plenty of bullshit in both”. He released two albums on the alt-countrified Lost Highway label, both produced by Black Crowes’ guitarist Marc Ford. He caught his big break when he submitted the song “The Weary Kind” to Jeff Bridges for the film Crazy Heart, and with T-Bone Burnett overseeing music supervisor duties the two went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2010. Bingham’s voice is laced with a natural, smokey grit and his music oozes Texas flavor whether it’s an Elmore James styled slide blues, a west Texas boogie shuffle, or straight-up scorching roadhouse rocker. A high-energy performer who’s also easy on the eyes (ya heard that ladies?) Ryan Bingham's music should feel right at home at the Fairgrounds in Quincy.