Ryan Holweger

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

Past Shows


May
20
th
2018
Turf Club
May
20
th
2018
Turf Club

Richard Buckner

with Ryan Holweger
Oct
4
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Oct
4
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Jul
23
rd
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
Jul
23
rd
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

with Teen Men and Ryan Holweger
Jun
13
th
2015
Turf Club
Jun
13
th
2015
Turf Club

Hayden

with Ryan Holweger
Apr
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

Pete RG

with The Listings and Ryan Holweger
Feb
19
th
2015
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2015
7th St Entry

Damien Jurado

with Ryan Holweger
Dec
5
th
2014
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2014
7th St Entry

ICE

A SONGWRITER NIGHT
with Martin Devaney, Jillian Rae, TERRY WALSH and more!
Jul
31
st
2014
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Jul
31
st
2014
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

with Ryan Holweger
Jul
20
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jul
20
th
2014
7th St Entry

Richard Buckner

with Laulu and Ryan Holweger
Jun
9
th
2014
icehouse MPLS
Jun
9
th
2014
icehouse MPLS

Centro-Matic

with Ryan Holweger

More Shows

Feb
15
th
7th St Entry

Bruise Violet, RiGBY and EVV

May
29
th
Turf Club

The Body

Feb
11
th
7th St Entry

Purple Funk Metropolis

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and shrimp olympics
Feb
2
nd
7th St Entry

bathtub cig and Nat Harvie

with Zoo Animal (solo)