Ryan Oetken is a west coast native, born and raised in Wilsonville, Oregon. Pursuing musical interests, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2011 to collaborate with established musicians and further his music career.
After touring with various artists, he teamed up with Holly Auna in 2017 and formed “The Haunted.” The two continue to write on a weekly basis for their project and other artists across multi-genres.
“Holly and I have a unique chemistry when it comes to creating music. We have a mutual understanding of what makes a good song and we’re not afraid to go beyond our comfort zones to achieve it. I’m proud to call her a friend and can’t wait to see where this project takes us.”
Among being the lead guitarist and a primary songwriter in “The Haunted,” he also plays and records with a number of upcoming artists including: Lazy Jane, Ian McConnell, Kassidy Lynn, and Ava Boney.
In 2017 he was the guitarist for Natalie Spiroff in the NashNext Finals and performed for Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.
He is currently working in collaboration with Holly Auna for the bands first studio album release and travels and plays in Nashville on a weekly basis. His first acoustic album “Harmonies for the Heart” will be released later this year with the first single coming out in January of this year.