After a number of years fronting Minneapolis alt-country/Americana band Western Fifth, Ryan Holweger started playing songs under his own name in 2012. In the past year he's been playing shows as both a solo acoustic act and with a full backing band, and he's opened for a number of national touring acts, including Richard Buckner, Damien Jurado, Centro-Matic, St Paul & The Broken Bones, and Sam Outlaw. Ryan is currently working on a new album with producer Mark Stockert (Brian Setzer, The Waifs, Tom Feldmen, etc.) at Underwood Recording.
“I couldn’t overcome feeling I’d been dropped into the novel world of Cormac McCarthy’s gritty western fiction meets pure Southern Gothic. Lyrics are imbued with a straightforward clarity and darkness. Melodies echo universal hard-scrabble characters and striking vistas….You can nearly feel the fading heart, the grieving, the loss, the warm fluids running across cold fingers.” - Refueled Magazine