Curtis/Sutton & the Scavengers are an Americana/Folk Blues band based out of Boise, Idaho. The band’s sound is best described as Country-Folk meets Swamp-Blues. This hodgepodge of gritty-sweet roots music is the brainchild of the band’s two distinct songwriters Charlie Sutton and Ryan Curtis. Both songwriters have played across the country in different band settings. Sutton has even been featured as a solo artist on “A Prairie Home Companion.” The revolving cast of characters known as the Scavengers, are anchored by their only full-timers, Sam Alkire on upright bass and Adam Straubinger on Fiddle.
Sutton and Curtis share their musical roots in the Midwest- Sutton in St. Louis and Curtis in Michigan and Chicago. However, the story of Curtis/Sutton began in 2013, when both songwriters found their way to Boise, Idaho. Curtis was escaping the suburban sprawl of Los Angeles and Sutton the rural farmland of north Idaho. The North Boise neighbors quickly hit it off over late night jam sessions, cold beers and old records.
The band are known for their rowdy 3-4 hour sets of mainly original music. They take their listeners on a journey through the genres of blues, traditional country, bluegrass, rockabilly and folk. You can catch them most weekends playing the dives and haunts of Idaho and the greater Northwest. Check out iTunes or Spotify today to stream their latest release “Whiskey Rain”.