_MG_5328_editedThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) is honored to host an album release preview party with Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers at 6pm Thursday, May 12. Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers will be celebrating their new self-titled EP at 8pm Friday, May 13 at Pengilly’s Saloon. As always, this Record Exchange in-store is free and all ages.


Curtis-Sutton & The Scavengers - Curtis-Sutton - coverCurtis/Sutton and 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-timer, Sam Alkire (upright bass).

Sutton and Curtis share their musical roots in the Midwest — Sutton in St. Louis and Curtis in Michigan and Chicago. The story of Curtis/Sutton began in 2013, when both songwriters found their way to Boise. 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.

Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers 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.

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