Currently the lead guitarist of Sawyer’s Dream, Erik Newman is best known for his role as guitarist and songwriter for the bands Limited Warranty (Atlantic) and earlier versions of Holiday Ranch. Newman is regarded highly in the Minnesota music scene for his solid guitar work and interesting and introspective lyrics. His work covers a broad range of topics from the personal to the political. His songs have received radio airplay throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has had music publishing deals with Warner Chappel UK and Famous Music U.S.A. He recently released a studio project “the Bones of Griff” with local musicians, Dave and Jenny Russ.