The Ryne Experience


Currently booking as a solo act and full band under The Ryne Experience:

Live Ryne EXP can be seen playing solo acoustic or with a full band of rotating members. Most recently Ryne EXP has been:

Electric Band: Ryne - Vocals, Guitar, Electric Kazoo, Harmonica. Mitchell Evink - Bass Guitar, Cello. Patrik Baney - Drums. Jerry Wenger - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals. Kyle Kuhn - Keys


Acoustic Band: Ryne - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica, Electric Kazoo, Keys. Mitchell Evink - Cello, Spoons. Patrik Baney - Hand Percussion, Drums. Jerry Wenger - Double Bass, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar. Kyle Kuhn - Hand Percussion, Keys.

While only being around for a short while, Ryne EXP has worked with WYCE on several occasions such as the Jammie Awards, On-air Open Mic, and GR Live at the B.O.B. and Listening Room, and has placed venues  and events such as: Pyramid Scheme, Rocky's Bar,  A Tip Top Monday night residency, Mulligan's Pub, The Speak-EZ Lounge, Mittenfest, LowellArts, Lowell Showboat, Lowell Fair, and were runner ups for the Kalamazoo Fret-board Festival.  

The band can be contacted at or on social media platforms of Facebook or Instagram @ryneexp

The Ryne Experience or Ryne EXP made their break into Grand Rapids with their 2018 Jammie nominated album for best alternative record, "Hokey"

"Hokey" features a slew of musicians and friends from the West Michigan area, making a total of 23 people on this solo/collaboration project's first effort, lead by front man and visionary, Ryne Clarke.

Shopworn: A tape processed acoustic album of all new songs done in single takes with minimal overdubs.

Live at Troublehouse: a rough live recording displaying an acoustic version of the bands new line up.

Two new tape made demos:

Long awaited 3rd album "Funky Town", a psychedelic alt-country concept album about identity theft, love, loss, murder, and redemption.

The sound of Ryne EXP stretches over many musical horizons from track to track with Clarke's multi-instrumental abilities, eerie vocal harmonies, and intense collaboration. The styles verse anywhere from rock, pop, funk, punk, folk, country, and comedy.