I crossed paths with the Turnpike Troubadours in Artesia, New Mexico of all places this past weekend. I was there performing my usual duties as keyboardist for the Judson Cole Band. They were there performing their regular duties of, well, putting on a great show. As the band took the stage I quickly noticed a much darker beard holding the lead guitar (admittedly I wasn't wearing my glasses). As it turns out, the band was playing their first weekend without Ryan Engleman, their telecasting lead and steel guitar force. Ryan had suffered a broken wrist days prior, forcing him to slow down his picking long enough for a recovery. The group is currently touring with a substitute lead and steel guitar player. This comes just a couple weeks before the September 18th release of Turnpike's much awaited release of their new self-titled album.

A photo from the official Turnpike Facebook shows Ryan sporting his new fashion piece.

Ryan is gonna be just fine y'all

Posted by The Turnpike Troubadours on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Here's a 7&7 to Ryan in hopes that he's Rollin On with the guys soon!