If you have ever had dinner at Uncommon Ground, you know you’re in for a treat. This is a farm to table restaurant in Edgewater with the only certified organic rooftop farm in the country. One of my favorite parts about this spot is the listening room. Uncommon Ground has a reputation for providing a quality platform for singer-songwriters, jazz musicians, and all sorts of genre bending projects leaning on the softer side.
We want to invite you, your family, and your friends to come have dinner with us at Uncommon Ground on Devon later this month, June 22nd from 8:00pm-10pm. We have some new music for you and some newer takes our favorite tunes. For those that haven’t seen Wooden Rings since before our year long hiatus, we have a couple new members and are stripping back down to our essence – just with some happier songs.
As an appetizer, Danny Kulasik will be opening the show with some wild, mind-opening guitar ideas. Mán Cub, will then take the stage and sing his heart-out. We will also have some “cool” Wooden Rings TShirts.
Note You have to Reserve Your Table at Uncommon Ground in advance. If you love us, just do it now. If you don’t yet know us, don’t wait, because they do fill up.
Beat Kitchen2100 West Belmont Ave 60618 Chicago, IL www.beatkitchen.com
Wooden Rings will be performing with the very nimble jug/folk band, Bones Jugs N Harmony at Feed Arts & Cultural Center in Kankakee, IL on Friday, August 21st at 8:00pm.
Bones Jugs N Harmony is like Frank Zappa un in some Spike Jones, spiced with Looney Tunes playing Nintendo. It’s a ragtime-jugband-calypso-shake-up from Urbana, IL. Wackadoodles.Openning we have the Kinder Sister. You can hear their vocal amazingness at thekindredsisters.com
Feed Arts & Cultural Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 organization, provides an environment for visual and performing artists of all levels and ages to pursue their work and to broaden their knowledge of the role of art in contemporary society. The mission of Feed is to encourage and nurture emerging and established artists and to increase the appreciation and understanding of the arts within the Kankakeeland communities through classes, workshops, outreach, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and other cultural events. It is our ultimate hope that Feed can provide a space where people from various backgrounds and worldviews can come together to find common ground and a vision of friendship, solidarity, and empowerment in the community.
We are very excited to play a show with the very talented Honey Watts, a very soulful outfit from Philly. Think Americana and ambient folk dripping with honey.
The other voice for the evening, Wild Orphan, is a poet wielding rich imagery in beautiful lyrical puzzles. Taste one that resonates with our long-upcoming EPs, Heliocentric I & II.
what the light’s
Yes, the sun
See you on Sunday 12 July 2015 from 7:00pm-10:00pm It’s $8:00 and you want to RSVP by phone at 773.465.9801
Uncommon Ground on Devon 1401 W. Devon Ave. 60660 Chicago, IL, US 773-465-9801 http://www.uncommonground.com
We have a heck of a showcase for you all! I love making showcases like this where we find 4 original voices forwarded by people of color.Thursday, June 25th from 8:00pm-12:00am at Redline Tap. Tickets are $5 in advance at redlinetap.com, $7 at the door Wooden Rings will be performing songs off the upcoming EPs Heliocentric I & II along while sharing a bill with some pretty great Chicago acts. -10:00pm Chas brings a fine blend between sultry soul and rock. Her backing band and her smokey voice will start the night off just right. -8:00pm Sam Trump is a Chicago favorite and plays trumpet in the dope outfit, Sidewalk Chalk. His beautiful voice, tight arrangements, and soulful harmony brings a laid-back love to the show. -9:00pm And finally The Localvores, armed with fierce original songwriting, excellent guitar playing, and a tight rhythm section. -11:00pm …Of course that could all just be speculation because all of these artist are versatile, imaginative, and keep your ears perked and satiated. photograph by Maren Celest
Canceled. But stay tuned for the next one.Wooden Rings & Deer Tracks wadwadwad.bandcamp.com dctop40.bandcamp.com At DCTORIUM, located at 3026 W. Armitage On Saturday, May 30th at 8:30pm. $5 Suggested Donation to support the space
Jonny Drake, Wooden Rings | Webster's
Monday, September 8, 2014
8:00pm - 21+
Webster's Wine Bar (map)
2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
Chicago, IL, USA
Acoustic. Intimate. Tipsy.
JONNY DRAKE (Jon Drake & The Shakes)
Jonny's unique banjo and acoustic focused neo-folk sound recalls that of Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Grandaddy, Kurt Vile, and at times The National. Simple and dark, analog and tape driven, the new material is hypnotic and addictive. Drake will be joined by Ann Marie Meyers and Christine Chung Kenny on vocals as well as Daniel Villarreal (Jaime Rojo, Brother George, Amy Saraiya & The Outcome) on cajon.
"[Drake's] fist single, "Lies For No One", shows off the strengths of simplicity in its ability to get into your head and stay there." -Midwest Action
[Wooden Rings] approaches the genre of acoustic chamber pop with a magazine of powerful songs that keep you listening. Songwriter Ramah D. Jihan Malebranche will be performing solo, with a great deal of new material to share.
“Wooden Rings, an eclectic and ambitious ensemble from Chicago, have managed to encapsulate a sound so uniquely diverse, it quickly finds roots in the hearts of any honest music fan. Although their sound is self-described as “acoustic chamber pop,” the amount of honesty and emotion expelled through their music creates such a direct connection to the listener that it’s as if their songs were being written just for you.”-Old Town School of Folk Music
The Vale: Record Release
Thursday, February 13, 2014
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL, USA 60660
Wooden Rings will be clearing the snow off of our set in support of the record release of some dear friends of ours the have some sophisticated and simple, passionate and restrained, haunting acoustic music.
This is some wonderful dream stuff so come out and make the room a little warmer with us.