Ry Warner / Erika Ryann ** Free Bar Side Show!

Ry Warner

Erika Ryann

Ages 21+
Ry Warner & Erika Ryann for FREE at the Hi-Dive in Denver, CO.



Ry Warner is an experimental country musician from the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, currently based in northern New Mexico.

He has collaborated with artists such as legendary pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, trance-punk painter Arrington de Dionyso, vocalist Tara Jane O'Neil, Karl Blau, Karima Walker, Jef Brown (Jackie-O Motherfucker), Bob Jones (Eaters), Jonathan Sielaff (Golden Retriever), Dimitri Manos (Dr. Dog), Mark Hosler (Negativland), Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie), Ray Raposa (Castanets) and many others.

For over 10 years he led a fluid group called OHIOAN, where he developed a style called High Country that drew on free jazz, country, noise, drone, north African assouf, and Appalachian folk. The bands final recording, EMPTY/EVERY MT, was a concept album based on destructive mining in America, and brought together the influences of Tuareg blues and American banjo music to create a Desert Appalachia sound in order to represent the eventual barren wasteland of coal country.

Since dissolving the band, Warner has shifted the focus of his High Country to classic honkytonk and rockabilly, exploring subtle ways to twist, distort, and subvert the those traditions that hopefully confuse and unsettle the listener - especially in a live setting - while still presenting the patina of a regular-ass country songwriter.



Erika Ryann pulls her sound from dimly lit honky tonks, small western towns, and years lived in the tangled woods of the Colorado foothills. She writes what she knows. From songs about grit and perseverance to raw portrayals of love, she's known for cutting to the heart with her honest lyrics and warm vocal inflection. In addition to her solo project, she's known for her contribution to local bands High Plains Honky, U.S. Tygers, The Hi-Dive Blues Band, and Ryann & Lee who were nominated for Denver's best country band by Westword in 2018. She has lent her pipes to acts ranging from the twang of Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels to the moody grooves of Esme Patterson's recent Prince Tribute at the Oriental Theater and continues to contribute supporting vocals and guitar work to albums of both seasoned and up-and-coming artists. This woman is obsessed with music and it shows.

Venue Information:
7 South Broadway

Denver, CO, 80209