For Ryan Racine, It's been a twenty-three year road to where his music now resides. Recording for the first time as a solo artist and writing without the narrow concepts he has applied to previous outings. The music is a culmination of the variety in his past projects, grounded in American Roots, Country, Folk, and Rock n Roll.
Ryan Racine first made a name for himself as the frontman of Ann Arbor’s rockabilly outfit Lucky Haskins. Formed when he was only 15, the band burst onto the metro Detroit rockabilly scene and quickly garnered attention and a loyal fan base. Besides introducing the genre to a whole new generation in the area, they earned spots opening for legends like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Lee Rocker as well as a slot in the 1995 Detroit Music Awards.
Post Lucky Haskins, Ryan continued to wow crowds as a guitarist/sideman for country groups like Los Diablos and KC Groves. He was also a founding member of the popular Irish-punk group Mogue Doyle, which shared the stage with Flogging Molly and Shane MacGowan. In 2007 Ryan returned as a frontman playing Bakersfield-style Honky Tonk in Gas For Less releasing two EPs (Low Life Volumes 1 & 2).
“The issue was” says Ryan, “I would write a song that I didn’t feel like fit in the set, that didn’t fit the concept of this or that particular group”. Deciding to once again start over, he told himself nothing would be off the table. It may have taken over 20 years, but Ryan is finally defining his own voice as an artist.
In 2015 Ryan released the soul-tinged single “Where The Problem Lies”. He is currently recording the first full length album under his own name.