Fall can be a stressful time. Between work, school and other responsibilities, it can be hard to slow down and do the things we enjoy, like listening to great music. Luckily, the break you need will be at Hurricane Harry’s on Friday, Sept. 14, as Mike Ryan performs, starting at 7 p.m.

It can be difficult to make music that speaks to the soul, but Mike Ryan makes it look so easy. With hit songs such as “The Rewrite” and “New Hometown,” Ryan covers all the emotions of a breakup. His ability to pen clever lyrics and bring them to life on stage has established him as a leader in the industry.

In “The Rewrite,” Ryan tells of a love song not shared until after a breakup, which causes the message to be very different than originally planned. Clever and all-too-relatable lyrics make for an enjoyable heartbreak song. “New Hometown,” on the other hand, tells the other side of the coin. In this song, the pain is deep, and the only way to escape it is to start off somewhere new.

While the lyrics are incredibly eloquent, Ryan brings depth to the words with the soulful sound of his voice. You can feel the love, pain and joy in every song. It makes sense that Ryan would be so well-rounded musically, as his grandfather, who directed the Texas National Guard Band for over 30 years, is one of his biggest musical influences.

Ryan’s smooth and Southern voice compliments the sound of the band, which is a perfect representation of Texas Country. The band consists of Jon “FISH” Hunt on drums, Casey Moreland with the bass, Jerry Reynolds with the fiddle, and Ryan Summers on guitar.

It doesn’t get much better than hearing top-notch country music at Harry’s, and that’s just what Mike Ryan and company will bring to the stage. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great performance!