The Rise of Ryan Whyte Maloney
A musical odyssey from Boston to Vegas to Nashville...
By Rick Coates 11/2/09
Ryan Whyte Maloney packed his bags and headed to Boston in October of 2006. The singer/songwriter from Traverse City, best known as the tattooed frontman of the progressive rock band, Indulge, knew if he wanted to make it in the music business he would have to venture elsewhere.
Traverse City remains in Maloneys heart and for that matter tattooed on his body, so after a three-year hiatus from the Northern Michigan music scene he returns for one night. He will perform an acoustic set with another Traverse City resident, Holly Bonino, at the Loading Dock, Sunday November 8. His second set will include several musical guests from his days in Traverse City.
Basically, people who know me know that I am a crazy driven person, said Maloney. I had exhausted my opportunities here in Traverse City and Northern Michigan. So I picked Boston, drove out there, and just started booking myself acoustically as my band Indulge stayed back in Traverse City.