It's been a twenty-plus year journey for Ryan Racine to get to where his music finds itself. Recording for the first time as a solo artist and writing without what he refers to as "the shackles of genre", the direction is really a culmination of the variety in his past projects. The sound is still very much grounded in American Roots music but is unbound by the narrow concepts he has applied to previous outings.
Ryan Racine first made a name for himself as the front man 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 outfits 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).