Homemade Wine singer's solo gigs become a testing ground for fresh material

Ryan Sheley says of his solo gigs: “The beauty of it ... is the simplicity of it all. It really gives me the space to have fun as a singer and to really express the connection I have with the song in a more personal way.”

Ryan Sheley says of his solo gigs: “The beauty of it ... is the simplicity of it all. It really gives me the space to have fun as a singer and to really express the connection I have with the song in a more personal way.”

With his band Homemade Wine on the road full time, it’s not often that singer/songwriter Ryan Sheley gets to indulge in a solo gig, but once the dust settles from touring behind his band’s album release scheduled for March, Knoxville and its surrounding areas may see more of the one-man act.

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