Keith & Josh

Ramah here,

It can’t be overstated how much the creativity and technical prowess of Joshua Torrey and Keith Bjorklund have brought to some of these tracks. Keith plays oboe, a rare instrument to see on stage with a four piece back playing some diet form of rock. But when I close my eyes I hear lines that fit the instrument perfectly and lines that Keith effortlessly draw in and masterfully pushes out.

Josh Torrey not only brings the chops and tone on the trombone but also has an excellent ear. I could sing parts out to Josh, he would transcribe them and arrange them with clarity. I really could not make the work, the way I hear it with out these two guys.

We are only 10% away from our goal and really need your help! With this money we commit our music to vinyl and pay our Grammy Award winning engineer.

Please support our work and listen to the story of our album at https://3arts.org/projects/heliocentric

Meet Josh joshtorrey.com/

Meet Keith keithbjorklund.com/

In June

This image was captured from a music video Wooden Rings is producing for a song called, In June. The lyrics start us in the dark winter apartment in Chicago. It’s the type of winter that holds you hostage in your apartment, studying the drab walls, drinking too much, sick from cabin fever.

In that state, my mind is hypersensitive to sounds, like the sharp cracks and resonant metal screams of radiators in the lead-draped apartments I could afford. They found their way on this record. The music then shifts into nostalgia- longing for the tropics, vivid fruit and loving family, for the warm sun and the god in my grandfather’s garden. When my grandfather passed away, I was able to go home and taste it all again, laying him to rest.

This song will open our first new full length record, Heliocentric. Help us press it to vinyl bust supporting up here and sharing this post with friends and family. https://3arts.org/projects/heliocentric/

Thanks for making the leap,

Ramah Jihan

“Hot House Flowers”

My goodness. I am completely blushing over what some of my collaborators has to say about the music that we make. These guys are damn good engineers with world-class skill. I don’t recommend then to just anyone. I recommend them to the very best artists I know. Consider donating to the record we’ve made together and when it gets pressed to vinyl, we can all rest easy knowing we did it right.  

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Free Music

Win music from Wooden Rings and We/Or/Me!

Purchase Your Ticket Today for the Wooden Rings EP release show and be entered to win FREE music! One “Grand Prize” winner will receive the new “Twisted & Tangled” EP, along with Wooden Rings’ self-titled debut album, a commemorative show poster, AND a copy of “The Walking Hour” by We/Or/Me. Two other winners will receive a copy of the new “Twisted & Tangled” EP. Tickets and more information are available online at http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2013/10-24-2013-wooden-rings-8pm.

Halfway through our month and we have met our goal!

We send our sincerest appreciation and eternal “thanks” to all of you that have taken the time and shared your bread to invest in this project. Though we have met our goal we’d still like for you to share the Kickstarter with your friends and families in case any of them want to share in this work, from it’s foundation, as well. Last night’s practice sealed the deal- this record is going to be something else. And to all of you that have pledged, I hope you are very excited about your winnings. With this sort of luck you all should try your hand at the stock market. Warmly, Ramah, Brett, Justin, Marissa and our families.

Kickstarter for “Twisted & Tangled” EP by Wooden Rings

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241744393/wooden-rings-twisted-and-tangled-ep

Dear Friends, We have begun a Kickstarter campaign to help materialize a collection of 4 songs that we plan to have ready to release in May. This collection will be known as the Twisted & Tangled EP. This is some of our most vigorous work! We hope to make a recording that captures what we hear when we play together as a responsive, connected unit rather than the piece-by-piece approach we took when recording our first record, Wooden Rings 2012. If you like what we do, our musical ideas, lyrics, choices to do our own thing with everything we are, please consider giving. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241744393/wooden-rings-twisted-and-tangled-ep Thanks in advance, Warmly, Ramah, Justin, Marissa, and Brett and all our families