Country, Americana, and swing from northeast Ohio
The Shootouts debut album “Quick Draw” is an effortless blend of high-energy honky-tonk and traditional country music mixed with touches of Americana and western swing. The band marries a blend of Roy Orbison and Bob Wills with the barn-burning sounds of Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Dwight Yoakam. Based in Akron, Ohio, The Shootouts were formed when founding members Ryan Humbert (vocals) and Brian Poston (lead guitar) bonded over a mutual love of heartfelt, authentic country music. While the two were busy performing Humbert’s original pop-rock songs, they often discussed the idea of starting a new band to tap into this passion, and the band played their first show in October of 2016. It was meant to be a side project but there was much more in store. I grew up surrounded by country music,” Ryan says. "My mom listened to country radio when I was a kid, and I would play classic country and gospel songs with my grandpa while I was learning to play the guitar. I’ve always had a deep love for this genre, and in starting the Shootouts, I finally feel like I’ve found my way home, as it were." The Shootouts have shared the stage with a veritable who’s who of artists including Sheryl Crow, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Lake Street Dive, Kim Richey, Elvis Costello, Robbie Fulks, Radney Foster, Zac Brown Band, Chris Isaak, The Subdudes, Trombone Shorty, and more.