Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonists on today's music scene in any genre! Recently, Ron toured extensively with The Warren Haynes Band, in support of two critically acclaimed releases on the Stax Records label. Holloway is a frequent guest of Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and many others. Over the years, he has been a member of an eclectic roster of groups, including; the Susan Tedeschi Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Gil Scott-Heron and Root Boy Slim.

The Ron Holloway Band is a 7-piece saxy, funk machine out of Washington DC. Combining sax driven jams along with soaring female vocals, intensely emotive guitar, and hard hitting grooves to deliver a full on funk, rocking show. Pulling from influences such as Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, and other funk masters, RHB provides a blend of rock, funk, soul, and r&b grooves to hit you with a high-energy sound and presence. A relatively young band, this group has quickly made waves on the festival scene, having the pleasure of being joined on stage by greats such as Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, as well as members of Gov’t Mule and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

In the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, renowned jazz critic Ira Gitler describes Ron Holloway as "a bear-down-hard-bopper who can blow authentic R&B, and croon a ballad with warm, blue feeling." While true, this only begins to touch upon the versatility of the tenor saxophonist! The quest for complete expression has been a hallmark of Ron Holloway's music from the beginning.

Band Info     


Washington DC


Funk, Rock, Soul


2014 - Present









Stage Plot / Input List

Upcoming & Past Dates     
Past Performance Highlights
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2017)
  • Warren Haynes Christmas Jam (2018)
  • Marcus King Band Family Reunion (2017)
  • Peach Music Festival (2014, 2015)
  • Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival (2018)
  • River & Roots Festival (2018)
  • Western Maryland Blues Festival (2016, 2017)
  • Mad Tea Party Jam (2014, 2015)
  • DC Funk Parade (2016, 2018)
  • Artscape (2017)


Performances with...

  • George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners

  • Melvin Seals & The JGB

  • Samantha Fish

  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band

  • Deanna Bogart

  • Booker T Jones

  • Pimps of Joytime

  • Yo Mamm’s Big Fat Booty Band

  • The Everyone Orchestra

  • John Cleary

  • and more...

Club Highlights...

  • The Hamilton (Washington DC)

  • The 8x10 (Baltimore, MD)

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center (Charlotte, NC)

  • Tipitina’s (New Orleans, LA)

  • The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)

  • The Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore, PA)

  • The Kent Stage (Kent, OH)

  • Gypsy Sally’s (Washington DC)

  • Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)

  • The Maple Leaf (New Orleans, LA)

  • The Pour House (Charleston, SC)

  • The Asheville Music Hall (Asheville, NC)

  • Pisgah Brewing Company (Black Mountain, NC)

  • and more…

  • Multiple New England and Mid-Atlantic tours 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (CT, NY, PA, MD, DC)
  • Mid-west tour 2016 (OH, WV)
  • Southern tours 2016, 2017, 2018 (VA, NC, SC, TN, LA, GA)
     Press Quotes
"If you have never heard The Ron Holloway Band, I urge you to do so. In a world of mediocre spoon fed bands, and arrogant musicians, these ladies and gentlemen have authentic talent... I’ve always thought The Ron Holloway Band was extraordinary, but they have evolved into a phenomena."
~The Jamwich
"...brought a weekend’s worth of soul in just one set."
~Hype Music Festivals
"Ron’s band is stacked featuring the soaring vocals of Jenny Langer and Rachel Ann, as well as renowned blues guitarist Joe Poppen"
~Live Music Daily
(Warren Haynes joins the Gov't Mule after-party with The Ron Holloway Band)
"Ron is one of the best sax players there is, he has performed with the best of them from Dizzie Gillipsie to Warren Haynes and everything in-between..."
~Live Music Daily
"The highlight of the evening for me was Warren sitting in with the Ron Holloway Band on a cover of Little Feat’s classic “Spanish Moon.” The funky bass line under Ron Holloway’s saxophone flanking Warren reminds me of that Warren Haynes Band sound. This ladies and gentlemen, is not to be missed."
~Jam Buzz
Photo by Scarle Bucket
Photo by Jeff Myers

The Ron Holloway Band

The Ron Holloway Band

The Ron Holloway Band
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Ron Holloway Band feat. Warren Haynes - Baby Love

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"Baby I Love You" - The Ron Holloway Band - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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DC Funk Parade - Give More Power to the People

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"The Letter" - The Ron Holloway Band w/s/g Susan Tedeschi & members of Tedeschi Trucks Band

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